Monday was a big day for Barack Obama, but it was also a big day for Thom Browne!
We all know how freaking HUGE it can be for a designer to dress the incomparable Michelle Obama–it's an honor reserved for the select few!
So we're pretty sure Thom was doing an exuberant happy dance earlier this week.
The designer wasn't the only one tapped to make something for the First Lady, and he had no idea if she'd choose his creation.
"That’s what is kind of amazing about the experience. I did design it for the day, but I didn’t really know. She’s so supportive of so many American designers; I’m sure I was one of many asked to create something. And that’s what made [her choosing mine] that much more special."
He also describes the dress underneath the coat, which, sadly, we haven't had a chance to see yet!
"It’s a dress that’s similar in shape to the coat. It is sleeveless, and also a silk-tie jacquard. It’s not navy [like the coat]; actually, it’s a jacquard grey, loden green, pink, blue, and white, with triangles."
Oh, and don't worry, the 47-year-old is not upset that MObama wore a J Crew belt with his coat, saying:
"Well, I designed a belt for it myself and that’s what is so great about this experience. She has such a strong sense of what she likes and that’s a true testament to her personal style. The belt I designed was very similar to the belt she wore, but it was made in the same fabric as the coat."
And will the lucky designer mass-produce the coat for the masses?
"Well, I designed it specifically for her. So, no."
Don't worry, y'all, we're sure the knockoffs are being sewn as we speak!
[Image via Flashpoint/WENN & AP Images.]
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