Michelle Obama in Tracy Reese at 50th Anniversary of March on Washington

Posted on August 29, 2013

Honestly, it feels really weird to talk about the clothes someone wore to such an important historical (and sadly, still political) event, but…


President Barack Obama with his wife Michelle Obama and former presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton during the ceremony to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in Washington, DC. Michelle Obama is wearing a Tracy Reese floral embellished flared dress.

Tracy Reese Fall 2013 Collection

… it really is a gorgeous dress. Visible from blocks away, photogenic, and amazingly flattering. Love the hair too.

It should be noted that Tracy Reese is the most prominent and successful African-American women’s wear designer currently. Given FLO’s demonstrated facility with using fashion to make subtle, sometimes symbolic statements, it’s possible she didn’t just pick this dress because it photographed well.



[Photo Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images, style.com]

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