What Michelle Obama Should Wear To The Inauguration

Today, Style.com ran sketches for Michelle Obama's inaugural wardrobe by designers Derek Lam, Vena Cava, Doo.Ri and more Fashion Fund winners. Which means: more styles for everyone to choose from!





























For The Steps:

What Michelle Obama Should Wear To The Inauguration

Albertus Swanepoel, 2008 Fashion Fund Winner, says"I actually believe she should wear a pillbox—the new era of Camelot!" We say: a tad literal, no?


What Michelle Obama Should Wear To The Inauguration

Karl Lagerfeld's suit is way cuter than his gown. And there's something to be said for classic Chanel...


What Michelle Obama Should Wear To The Inauguration

Doo-Ri Chung, 2006's Fashion Fund Winner, says, "The inauguration will be a historic occasion, so I wanted the dress to be something in her comfort zone. I stayed with the tailored, fitted silhouette that she prefers but used a print that I felt was celebratory." We say: srsly? We've seen rocks that felt more celebratory.



May We Suggest...?



What Michelle Obama Should Wear To The Inauguration

Grace Kelly's look from High Society is both chic and whimsical!













For The Ball:



The Good:

What Michelle Obama Should Wear To The Inauguration

How gorgeous is this ethereal Rodarte?


What Michelle Obama Should Wear To The Inauguration

Loving Marc Jacobs' Poiret-esque drape.


What Michelle Obama Should Wear To The Inauguration

Yeah, Peter Som's hitting us over the head with "Jackie O," but still...


What Michelle Obama Should Wear To The Inauguration

This Diane von Furstenberg is lovely. Downside: we really don't want to see Whitney Port at the Inaugural Ball, and you know she'd "need" to be there.


What Michelle Obama Should Wear To The Inauguration

Derek Lam's "nile green crepe" is one of our faves of the bunch: the simple lines and unconventional hue would feel fresh but classic, and he'd still be a fun and surprising choice.



The Bad:

What Michelle Obama Should Wear To The Inauguration

Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig of Marchesa say, "For the ball Michelle should wear this ivory one-shoulder silk crepe column with draped overlay and crystal hand-embroidered bodice." We say: Dynasty much?


What Michelle Obama Should Wear To The Inauguration

We know Barack loves Lincoln, but Zac Posen's Mary Todd is a bit much!


What Michelle Obama Should Wear To The Inauguration

Alexander Wang says: "It's sexy but sophisticated…business in the front, party in the back. It is the inauguration ball!"
We say: Maybe that's why you might want to wear something slightly more fun than a friggin' LBD?!


What Michelle Obama Should Wear To The Inauguration

We dig the drama of Monique Lhuillier's gown, but red? Really? It just feels so...First Lady!


The Not Happening:

What Michelle Obama Should Wear To The Inauguration

The Vena Cava designers, Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock, would like to see Michelle rock "this floor-length gown made out of silk and polyester twill in one of our signature prints." We say: with all due respect, we don't think the country's ready for quite that much change.


What Michelle Obama Should Wear To The Inauguration

All the Lacroix sketches are totally absurd, like he knows there's no way she's going to choose them. Still, imagine how impressed the French would be!


What Michelle Obama Should Wear To The Inauguration

Maybe Betsey Johnson should just costume the whole capital, like it's a big George M. Cohan show!


May We Suggest:

What Michelle Obama Should Wear To The Inauguration

If you want to channel 60s, it doesn't get better than Doris Day in Pillow Talk!


What Michelle Obama Should Wear To The Inauguration

Hey, why not?


Michelle Obama: What Should She Wear?
[WWD]
Runway to Change [Style.com]