While millions of Americans remain unemployed, underwater in their mortgages, foreclosed-upon, and while Obama emphasizes greater wealth-redistribution, Michelle Obama donned a flashy $2,400 dress for all of America to see during the President’s State of the Union Address. TheCelebrityCafe.com reports,
Last night, viewers tuned in to watch President Obama deliver his State of the Union address but not all eyes were on him. In a room full of suits, Michelle Obama stole America’s attention with her bold cobalt blue Barbara Tfank dress.
Michelle looked exquisite and oh so elegant in the designer’s sheath. Us Weeklyreported that the stylish frock, from Tfank’s resort collection, is likely to have a steep retail price of $2,400.
Best known for dabbling in a variety of designer’s collections, Obama is no stranger to Tfank. According to People, when visiting Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge last year, Michelle dressed to impress in a brocade dress and pink jacket made by the Los Angeles-based designer.
USWeekly reported Mrs. Obama’s sentiments on fashion:
“For me fashion is fun, and it’s supposed to help you feel good about yourself,” the first lady told Women’s Health back in 2009. “I think that’s what all women should focus on: what makes them happy and feel comfortable and beautiful. I wear what I love. Sometimes people like it, sometimes they don’t. I’m fine with that.”
The only thing more colorful than Mrs. Obama’s expensive dress was Rush Limbaugh’s description of the setting:
When I saw her, when they introduced her walking down the aisle to her seat, I said, “Where is she? Does she think she’s in Davos? Is this a cocktail party?” We found out is a $2400 cocktail dress. That’s what it cost, anyway, if you go buy it at Barney’s in New York City. So she shows up at the Class Warfare Rally last night in the House chamber wearing a $2400 cocktail dress!