Michelle Obama wears Indian Designer’s Dress

Michelle Obama wears Indian Designer’s Dress

us president obama india 2015What: Michelle Obama delivered a powerful punch of floral diplomacy when she chose to wear an Indian designer on her arrival in Delhi.

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Who: Her matching dress and cape were by Bibhu Mohapatra, an Indian-American designer originally from Rourkela and based in New York. He was catapulted into worldwide fame after the first lady wore a dress by him to The Tonight Show With Jay Leno in 2012. On Sunday morning, he confirmed on Twitter that the dress worn by the first lady was his creation.

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Desi love: Michelle Obama is known to pluck designers and cast them under the global spotlight, and her roster of regulars includes many Indian-origin designers.

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Michelle Obama Indian Fashion

Mumbai-born Naeem Khan is often touted to be her “favourite“, and she wore a stunning gold creation by him for the US administration’s first State Dinner in 2009, which was attended by then PM Manmohan Singh and his wife.

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She also frequently sports dresses by Rachel Roy and the Nepalese designer Prabal Gurung.


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