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Michelle Obama Dressed By Cuban American

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As you've probably seen by now, the new First Lady, Michelle Obama, was wearing a sparkling yellow, knee-length dress along with a matching coat on Inauguration Day.

And we've just found out that the dress was made by one of our fellow Cuban Americans!

Designer Isabel Toledo made Obama's outfit for the swearing-in ceremony.

Toledo attended New York's Fashion Institute of Technology and Parsons School of Design and she's been designing under her name for more than 20 years.

Toledo is married to fashion illustrator Ruben Toledo and you can find her outfits at Barneys New York. She was also the creative director of Anne Klein for some time.

What do U think of Michelle Obama's outfit?

[Image via AP Images.]

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185 comments to “Michelle Obama Dressed By Cuban American”

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  1. bgirl says – reply to this


    I think it's silly that anyone cares what she is wearing…But she is fierce as hell. Our next Jakie O

  2. SuzyP says – reply to this


    I like it, she needed something with layers…it's freezing in D.C.

  3. 3

    I would assume it is hard to dress a woman her age, and not look too young/trendy or too old-ladyish. I think it looks great!!

  4. 4

    where did you copy and paste that from perez
    this dress will be sold out momentarily.

  5. 5

    I toldya….it is fug

  6. 6

    I'm not a big fan. She should've picked something else.

  7. 7

    She is fierce! I love how she looked next to Laura Bush.. Laura's dress was boring and nothing original.. Michelle was literally sparkling in comparison!

  8. 8

    We already did this buttslammer.

  9. 9

    I like it! The yellow eyelet lace is a nice choice–it makes the outfit glam, yet practical. And I think it is official–Michelle Obama is one of the few women in the free world that can wear spring yellow and look amazing!

  10. 10

    short term mario??…..didn't we already discuss this?……….btw….thought she shopped at jcrew….now, that would impress mama…………….two faced hypocrite

  11. 11

    She's a little hunched in this pic but it looks fab on tv!

  12. 12


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  14. 14

    First Class Lady all the way! Gorgeous!

  15. 15

    On "Rob Pattinson Bumming Around" post, when you responded to #95 Epic's question for you with your comment #111, you forgot to remove the fake Leona's Ghost name and avatar.
    When you placed comment #114 you've made the same mistake.
    You are Leona's Ghost impostor and you've been doing it for some time.
    Getting sloppy, Mistress.

  16. 16

    would be so much better without that bling on top… 5/10

  17. 17

    Love it, she looks absolutely beautiful. BUH BYE DUBYA!

  18. 18

    She looks regal!!!

  19. 19

    Pretty dress! Much better than election night!

  20. 20

    Class with a little bit of risk thrown in…reflects the past two years. Much love to our new first family….

  21. 21

    I love it ! looks great on her !:)

  22. 22

    Clinton has a trick he does with a Cuban, she should ask him to show it to her.

  23. 23

    …kids are never color-coordinated with mom, tho…

  24. 24

    Lovely color,very classy and all round beautiful dress on a beautiful woman.

  25. 25

    Blech. It looks lumpy on her for some reason…and I don't know what's going on with that sweater thing underneath. Maybe this was just a bad picture of her.

  26. 26

    She looks awkward in it.

  27. 27

    I wonder what she paid for it –

    oh wait, shes a democrat

    she probably got it for free…or we the taxpayers paid for it.

  28. 28

    LG, thanks again for the cigar.

  29. 29

    Bet she doesn't wear it again

  30. MsBre says – reply to this


    She looks lovely and I loved the whole ceremony!!! Such class. I loved watching people from other countries watching. Very touching to see the reactions of others.

  31. 31


  32. 32

    congrats pres. obama…….
    how did patches kennedy score a front row seat?….talk about a fucktard

  33. 33

    Who cares what she is wearing? Michelle Obama's outfit is not what today is about.

  34. 34

    I think it is a very classy dress. I think it suits her. She made a great choice.

  35. 35

    It's ok although this fug will never be a Jackie-O.

  36. 36

    Love it….so proud of our First Lady

  37. 37

    The outfit looks fantastic on her, the colour works well with her skin tone. She looks very 'Jackie O ish". I'm sure she'll be another style icon while in the public eye since she's such a pretty lady to begin with.

  38. 38

    All I have to say is I didn't vote for his dumb ass. I knew you dems were going to regret voting for him & he hasn't even taken office yet.

  39. 39

    now now lg….she's just stirring the pot…..guess you really have started a trend ;)

  40. 40

    she looks good but ya'll are stupid to be worrying about what she's wearing or who she is wearing.

  41. 41


  42. 42

    It wouldn't hurt to ditch the pantyhose.

  43. 43

    i really don't like her dress ={

  44. 44

    frumpy dress.

  45. bee85 says – reply to this


    she looks great, you haters!!!

  46. 46

    shes too ann taylorr. don't get me wrong i like her n shes beautifull, i think she could be a lil more "hip" without tryin to hard n she'd look better. she needs a stylist. a good one.

  47. sushi says – reply to this


    It had more of a limey green tone on TV. I like it. The photo doesn't make it look as pretty as it was on TV.

  48. 48

    I can't decide if it's either too long or too short. It looks like she's about to be choked by that giant clasp on her neck.

  49. 49

    I think she looks fabulous. I think she would look good in anything. I think she is a very classy lady.

  50. 50

    It is prettier on tv than in this pic.

    It's hardly an issue we need to be worrying about, but I'm giving in.

  51. MP says – reply to this


    I think she looks beautiful. Very classy.

  52. 52

    She wore that just to win you over Perez, lol. I bet you hated it before but now you are all in

  53. 53

    I love it, shes amazing

  54. 54

    Re: sabotage – It's not eyelet, it is matelasse. Eyelet is a cut work lace, while matelasse is raised in texture, like embossin, and is not a lace.

  55. 55

    classy as always!

  56. 56

    Re: Me_and_RobertPattinson – embossin=embossing

  57. 57

    It is Ugly like her. Wonder if she will get he bucked teeth fixed now that she is 1st lady…

  58. 58

    Im watching the inauguration right now and to be honest it doesn't really matter how Michelle dresses (although she does look elegant + classy). What really matters is the fact that America has hope, with a president who actually is really passionate about his country + wants 2 make it the best it can possibly be! This is a historic moment and I feel very blessed that I live in a time where I can see this (+ im English) Which shows how much Obama touches every1 whatever country u live in. He has -most probably the hardest job a President of the USA has ever embarked on. Good luck to him + if he achieves even half of his ambitions we will be living in a more prospherous world! ps. on a lighter note how gorgeous are his little girls they are gonna be absolute stunners when their older they must be sooooo proud of their daddy!

  59. 59

    the site of all those people is wonderful.

  60. 60

    Wherever this woman goes, she looks likes she's pushing a wheel barrow. She always has a sweater on that has only the top buttoned. This dress has a sweater too!

  61. 61

    I don't like the dress AT ALL! I think the designer was going for a Jackie Kennedy look, but she failed. I also hate the color on her skin. I don't find it appropriate for the time of day. She's a tall, pretty lady, they should've gone with something else.

  62. 62

    i think its rank. she needed something more simple and elegant and not lime green/yellow, she is way too old for that.

  63. 63

    Ok…the dress is, "Swiss wool lace, backed with netting for warmth and lined in French silk." So I stand corrected that it is not matelasse, but indeed a lace.

  64. 64

    i think she could have used a brighter color…but lets be honest…she's amazing she could make a burlap sack work!!!

  65. 65

    This is a bad photo but the dress and coat are stunning

  66. 66

    I really like and admire Michele, but not the dress. The color doesn't go with her skin tone. She looks a little awkward and gangly sometimes, and today is unfortunately one of those times. She needs to improve her posture and OWN her size, and then she will look much better.

  67. 67

    i dont know why people say shes the next jackie O. the outfits never look right on her, and there always very safe. Jackie O was very risk taking and had fun with it. she doesnt nothing different or sets styles-just fallows them.

  68. 68

    I think she looks nice.

  69. 69

    And I must add that GREEN AND YELLOW are a shiteous color combination!…………………Nobody can touch Jackie O. Jackie's designer was Oleg Cassini and they pushed the envelope–but it worked! Michelle should not have avant garde designers designing for her. It's DOES NOT WORK.

  70. 70

    so stupid and annoying who cares.

  71. J.Ken says – reply to this


    I love Michelle and what she's wearing.

  72. 72

    so this is all annoying and so are all fo you

  73. 73

    I'm not bias because I'm also a fellow Cuban American, she really does look sharp, and like a first lady should. Even though perhaps a pant suit would have been more weather appropriate. But whatever she's our first lady, and a lovely woman she is.

  74. 74

    It looked gold on tv.

  75. 75

    FANTASTIC! Love the color! Such a refreshing choice.

  76. 76

    I like it, she isn't shy to wear color and it looks good on her.

  77. 77


  78. 78

    Re: Me_and_RobertPattinson – you are one smart bitch and i wish we were friends jajaja

  79. 79


  80. 80

    Re: Me_and_RobertPattinson – but honey its brocade with gold lamme stitching.

  81. 81

    She looks like Aunt Esther.

  82. 82

    No way this is disgusting. The color looks like baby shit in a diaper.. Blach!

  83. 83

    Love it! She looks great and this is the best day ever!

  84. 84

    I do like it, its lovely and conservative with a little flair! Sasha and Malia looked cute too!!

  85. 85

    frumpy and I think it is ridiculous with all the new on what she and her daughters are going to wear and what dog is going to be picked out. Obama was elected president and that is what the country needs to be centering on, not the fluff

  86. 86

    not crazy about it
    i like the fact that its a bold color, but i like the coat more than anything. the dress is kinda ick.

  87. 87

    I think she looks beautiful! those colors are very becoming, elegant.

  88. 88

    Re: iliross – It's lace, not brocade. Picture three layers. The first layer is lace, the second layer is a net backing, then the third layer is silk, which is the lining of the dress.

  89. 89

    I think she looked amazing! What a class act she is. And how great she used Isabel Toledo - I've been a fan of hers since the eighties.

  90. 90

    Love it….love the color…love the gloves….the sparkle —-the fit.
    Stylish, but age good.

  91. 91

    Very LOVELY and Very CLASSY Black Couple! I am so proud of them!!!!!

  92. elo says – reply to this


    "Cuban American" what a racist term.

  93. 93

    She was fierce! The end of the frumpy era in the white house. Thank god!

  94. 94

    um ugly outfit and uglier color looks kinda pukey colored

  95. 95

    loved it! loved the color, the coat, loved the dress, loved the gloves!

  96. 96

    hell yeah! she looks good! yellow works and the babies look soo pretty too.

  97. 97

    I love Michelle. I didn't love her outfit though. I didn't like the color, maybe that would have been fierce in say a "dark blue", leave the sparklies please.
    Go Obama and Michelle!

  98. 98

    Awful….It looks like my living room curtains. What the hell was she thinking?

  99. 99

    Big old TRANNY

  100. 100

    she looks GORGEOUS! this dress is classy and beautiful. love whoever designed this. if anyone knows anything about fashion, you'd know this dress is very fashion forward. lovelovelove it!!!!!!! :)

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