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"Everyday Icon: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style"

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(Read caption) This 256-page homage to FLOTUS (First Lady of the United States) fashion explores the societal and political implications of the first lady’s style.

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It didn’t take long for the fashion world to fall in love with Michelle Obama.

First, there was the ingenious inaugural ensemble: a shimmering citrine-colored Isabel Toledo dress and coat, paired with jade green gloves from J. Crew.

Not to mention the inaugural ball gown, Jason Wu’s Cinderella-like confection made from 20 yards of ivory silk chiffon, two thousand coin-sized organza flowers, and millions of sparkling Swarovski crystals.

Even her daily wear has Americans swooning. As soon as cameras caught her wearing a mint-green pencil skirt and sparkly cream cardigan from J. Crew to meet UK’s Gordon Brown, the pieces flew off the shelves at J. Crew.

Clarkson Potter is hoping the same will happen with “Everyday Icon: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style.”

Like Mrs. Obama, the book is more substantive than you might think. Part coffee table-style book, part historical study, this 256-page homage to FLOTUS (First Lady of the United States) fashion explores the societal and political implications of the first lady’s style, illustrated of course, with sumptuous photographs of the photogenic Obama.

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