Michelle Obama proved once again she is a style and fashion icon! The former First Lady, 58, stepped out in a fabulous lavender pantsuit in New York City on Wednesday (September 28). Looking every inch the cover girl queen, Michelle took over the Big Apple in her simple, yet chic ensemble. Meanwhile, hubby Barack and daughters Malia and Sasha are busy taking a trip to the West Coast together.
New York has played home for Michelle over the last few weeks as she was recently seen heading over to the U.S. Open earlier his month. The outing came only a few days after Michelle and Barack had their official White House portraits unveiled. During a ceremony attended by President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden, the couple celebrated their likeness brought to canvas by two contemporary artists: Robert McCurdy, who painted Barack’s image, and Sharon Sprung, who created Michelle’s portrait. The former First Lady wore a custom Jason Wu Collection gown.
“Too often in this country, people feel like they have to look a certain way or act a certain way to fit in, that they have to make a lot of money or come from a certain group or class or faith in order to matter,” Michelle said at the unveiling. “But what we’re looking at today — a portrait of a biracial kid with an unusual name and the daughter of a water pump operator and a stay-at-home mom — what we are seeing is a reminder that there is a place for everyone in this country.”
Michelle and Barack were all smiles at the event, as it’s obvious they are still head over heels for each other after being married all the way back in 1992! To celebrate their most recent anniversary in October, Michelle posted side by side pics of herself with the former POTUS, one recent and the other a throwback. “How it started vs. how it’s going,” she wrote in the caption. “Happy anniversary, Barack—love you!”
Barack also took to Instagram, writing, “I’ve loved watching the world get to know you not just as a daughter of the South Side, but as a mother, lawyer, executive, author, First Lady, and my best friend. I can’t imagine life without you.”