Clutching the hand of her husband and President-Elect, Barack Obama on 60 Minutes on Nov. 16, Michelle Obama was a stunning sight in a dark-purple skirt and top from Chicago-based designer Maria Pinto.
"Michelle’s style can best be described as timeless and unpretentious," Pinto, who custom-fitted the pieces for Michelle, tells OK!.
"It was so sophisticated," agrees Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style co-host, Greta Monahan. "By doing two pieces, she made sure the styling was right in the bottom and the top so it gave a true proportional fit."
Michelle added sparkle with a multi-strand, black and white pearl necklace. "She masters playful elegance by adding something unexpected, like a pair of earrings or a jaw-dropping necklace," says Mandi Norwood, author of the upcoming book Michelle Obama, Style Guide. "She has a great eye for accessories."
Meanwhile, Michelle may be the country’s next first lady, but you know you’ve really made it when you get your own comic book!
Bluewater Productions, which produces the Female Force comic book series of pioneering modern women, plans to feature Michelle as one of its quarterly installments in April 2009.