Barack and Michelle Obama made a rare public appearance in Washington D.C. Monday morning at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery to unveil their official portraits, which expertly depicted major aspects of their lives.
The halter dress with floor-length skirt was specifically designed by Milly designer Michelle Smith for Mrs. Obama’s portrait. According to a press release, the design was loosely based on a runway dress from the spring 2017 collection, below.
The Michelle Obama portrait is striking — and so is the gown she wore for it. This is its story.
Sherald’s portrait, unveiled on Monday at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, features the former FLOTUS in a white gown with striped accents and geometric designs. Mark Wilson via Getty Images Former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama and artist Amy Sherald unveil Obama's portrait during a ceremony at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery on Feb. 12, 2018.
Michelle Obama Wore This Stunning Milly Dress for Her Official Portrait. The brand was a fitting choice.
In her portrait, Mrs. Obama is wearing a striking Milly gown in white with geometric shapes, meant to evoke both the geometric work of Dutch painter Piet Mondrian and the quilts of Gee's Bend, the remote community of black artists and quilters in Alabama, as ArtNet reported.
Christian Siriano talks about Michelle Obama wearing one of his dresses during her memorable speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention and says his mother was the first one to notify him. It's not the typical first-lady portrait.
Michelle Obama at the unveiling of her potrait at the National Portrait Gallery earlier today. Once a fashion icon, always a fashion icon. Earlier today, the official portraits of former President Barack and former first lady Michelle Obama were unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.
However, the focus of the portrait was the dress Michelle wore. Painted by Amy Sherald, Michelle’s portrait is seen seated wearing a Milly halter floor-length gown featuring pops of vibrant colorful geometric patterns.
Former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama were immortalized today. Their official portraits, his painted by Kehinde Wylie and hers by Amy Sherald, were revealed inside the Smithsonian Museum this morning, and both were far from traditional. Mr.