U.S. first lady Michelle Obama wowed at the State of the Union address Tuesday night in a gorgeous canary yellow dress -- almost but not quite upstaging her husband. While the world listened to Barack Obama as he delivered the final SOTU of his presidency, there were many who couldn’t keep their eyes off the FLOTUS' ensemble.
The designer for the event was Narciso Rodriguez. It's the second time Michelle has worn the designer for the State of the Union address. The first time was in 2009. In the past, she has worn dresses by Michael Kors, Alaia, Jason Wu, Barbara Tfank, Rachel Roy and Isaac Mizrahi to the annual speeches.
So how can fashionistas duplicate her look? The sleeveless dress can be bought at Neiman Marcus in marigold, but it was already sold out before the president finished his specch about 59 minutes after it started. Similar dresses range from $538 to nearly $2,000.
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There's good reason why: Not long after the 2016 SOTU was underway Tuesday night, “Michelle Obama” became a top-trending Twitter topic. “The color of Michelle #Obama's dress is marigold & it is fabulous #SOTU,” Arizona Daily Star journalist Stephanie Innes said. “First Lady Michelle Obama out there looking like a delicious piece of Orange Starburst,” Breakfast Club radio host Charlamagne tweeted.
It wasn’t just her dress that was celebrated. Obama was also praised for her makeup. Makeup artist Carl Ray, who did the first lady’s look at the 2015 SOTU, told Hollywood Life what products he used. “I did not feel pressure [for the State of the Union 2015], but I definitely wanted her to look really special since I knew all eyes would be on her and she would be in the spotlight,” he told the publication last year.
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