It’s hard to keep up with the fashionable looks of the First Lady these days.
Since the holiday season is upon us, we can’t imagine it getting any easier! While the recipients at the Kennedy Center Honors this weekend in Washington on Dec. 7 included Bruce Springsteen, Robert De Niro, and Mel Brooks—it was The Big Mrs. O who really stole the show in her purple chiffon Peter Soronen gown. It turns out the First Lady is one of Soronen’s biggest fans! This is about the 20th piece of his that she’s worn—the first was a cocktail suit way back during the campaign, Ellen Carey, a member of his team told us. “She’s worn his designs more than anyone else (other designers) at this point.”
Congrats Peter—that’s quite the achievement!
“The gown was custom made exclusively for her,” Carey said. “We thought she was going to wear it last week, but you never know!” The purple dress laced up the back and was fully corseted inside. It was made of different hues of purple chiffon that created an ombre affect, where it was darker on the sides to create a slimming affect around the waist, Carey said. Although you won’t be able to steal Michelle’s one-of-a-kind look anytime soon, the gown was modeled after a dress
from Soronen’s Spring/Summer 2010 collection.