Michelle Obama shares her 2011 birthday with Dr. Martin Luther King's holiday
Not only is today MLK Day, it’s also Michelle Obama’s birthday. The first lady got surprised (and was embarrassed) at a King Day celebration this morning, which she attended with the president and their kids. But indeed, today is also her day. So happy birthday to a personal role model, a true style icon, and a woman of whom I am an unabashed fan. Some of my favorite MOBama looks after the jump.
Barack and Michelle wedding photo
Michelle’s Vogue cover from 2009:
Michelle Obama: Vogue shoot, 2009
Michelle during the 2008 campaign.
Then candidate, Sen. Barack Obama and Michelle Obama do the infamous "fist bump" (sorry, Fox News) at an election night rally in St. Paul, MN on June 3, 2008. Michelle's dress is by Chicago-based designer Maria Pinto. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Inauguration Day: January 18, 2009 in Washington, DC. The outfit Michelle wore to the "We Are One" Obama Inaugural Celebration At The Lincoln Memorial
The official Inauguration Day dress, by Isabel Toledo.
Michelle's official White House portrait, featuring the now famous "bare arms." The dress is by Michael Kors.
Michelle in the East Wing. Photo from the Los Angeles Times
Michelle welcomes Stevie Wonder to the White House in February 2009, and sports a fabulous emerald dress designed by Kai Milla, Stevie Wonder's wife.
With the first gentleman
With Sasha and Malia at the Democratic convention, in color coordinated dresses. Michelle's is by designer Maria Pinto.
MOBama on "The View." The inexpensive dress, by designer Donna Ricco, subsequently flew off the shelves.
With the ladies of "The View"
Michelle rocking J. Crew (to the benefit of their catalog sales)
More MOBama casual chic
With equally gorgeous French first lady Carla Bruni
A great dress in a great color.
The TIME 100 pic: in black sleeveless.
And last, but not least:
Michelle Obama's flowing Peter Soronen gown and Jimmy Choo sandals. Fabulous.
If you’re a fashion junkie and want to follow Michelle Obama’s latest styles, here’s the place to go: Mrs-O.org. If you know any of the designers whose names I missed, put them in comments.