Michelle Obama Sparkles in Peter Soronen

Carol

While a slew of stars and starlets were preening on the red carpet at the Oscars, Michelle Obama was hosting her first black-tie dinner at the White House to welcome the National Governors Association. She chose a deep purple, almost-black glittering strapless gown by another young American designer (she seems to have a penchant for the young Americans–Thakoon, Jason Wu, etc.), Peter Soronen. Soronen’s line is just over a year old, with his first NYC runway debut having occured in fall 2007. 

The Tom Binns necklace adds another layer of glamour to the look, and proves once again, that if anything, the First Lady definitely knows how to navigate the world of fashion as deftly as any editor. How does she do it??

What do you think of this look?

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