Michella Obama’s Easter outfit, a rose-print Prabal Gurung dress and coat, has sent Internet shoppers and search engines into an inevitable frenzy.
The Obamas stepped out as a family for Easter services at an Episcopal church near the White House. However, it was (as usual) the first lady who attracted the most column inches and blog posts.
Obama’s Prabal Gurung dress, which she combined with her patent kitten heels, had already been worn last June when the Obamas hosted former President George Bush and first lady Laura Bush at the White House.
Obama, a well-known recycler of outfits, was flanked on Easter Sunday by husband Barack Obama (sporting a slick gray suit) and daughters Sasha and Malia.
The family were photographed as they strolled across Lafayette Park to St. John’s Church, a venue where every US President since James Madison (1809 – 1817) has reportedly worshipped. The church even has a dedicated “President’s Pew,” a bench that is nine rows back from the altar with a small brass plaque that identifies its special status.
The Obamas had previously attended Easter services at St. John’s in 2009 and 2012.
Almost any outfit worn by Michelle Obama can translate into major sales for fashion houses and designers; indeed, even copycat versions can fly off store shelves.
While the first lady has a reputation for wearing outfits by relatively unknown designers, it’s unlikely Gurung will need much help: His designs have already been worn by Zoe Saldana, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lawrence, Demi Moore, Oprah Winfrey, and Kate Middleton.
What did you make of Michelle Obama’s Easter outfit? Will you be rushing out to purchase your own Prabal Gurung?