Check out our leading lady, Michelle, in the White House’s Red Room with a snazzy young group of creative kids. And of course, do not fail to notice her fabulously form-fitting yet sophisticated L’Wren Scott dress and gorgeous blue kitten-hell pumps – talk about a daring woman who is not afraid to be bold with color. In a recent interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Michelle talks about the prevalence of the arts in her upbringing and how this taught her the importance of such an outlet for today’s youth – specifically, she was raised in a home pulsing with the beat of soulful jazz, the passion of her grandfather, and her own father was a sculptor and painter when not working to feed his family. With that history, it would be impossible to not share a love for such pursuits. Michelle herself can name her first album, Stevie Wonder’s Talking Book, but, even more poignantly, she recalls performing in her school’s production of Hansel & Gretel. The best thing about this piece of her past? She was drawn to the role of the fairy because of the tutu costume it allowed her wear!
Michelle happily supports fashion as a unique and inspirational art form, using her position to prove that style is personal and political. Check out some of her best looks and favorite designers below!
Photos: Harper’s Bazaar