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Michelle Obama Proves She’s Our Commander in Chic Once Again

After last night’s inauguration festivities, you’ll not only be able to find designs by Thom Browne and Cathy Waterman at Barneys New York—they’ll also be on display at the National Archives. Why? Because along with her brand new hairdo (love the bangs!), First Lady Michelle Obama chose to don both designers as her husband was sworn in as president once again.

The coat and the dress, based on men’s silk tie fabric, were designed by Thom Browne, who told the New York Times today, “It’s overwhelming. It is one of those rare moments in someone’s career that you will always remember. There’s not a word that can really describe it. It’s just amazing.” He added: “She’s such a strong woman. I wanted her to feel good in it and to feel comfortable, strong, feminine and beautiful.”

Helping that cause was a pair of understated diamond earrings by Cathy Waterman, another favorite designer of ours here at Barneys New York.

The Obama girls took a cue from their mother, wearing dresses in deep blue and purple jewel tones. All of this can only mean one thing: We’ve got four more years of fabulous fashion to look forward to. In the meantime, shop Thom Browne, Cathy Waterman and our favorite looks in blue and purple at Barneys.com.

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