1. News & Issues

Michelle Obama - First Lady as Fashion Icon and Mom-in-Chief

Both Idolized and Criticized, She Never Wilts Under Constant Scrutiny

By

Expectations have been high for the nation's first African American First Lady to break new ground. And as we've seen, she's not afraid to show her stuff.
Michelle Obama - First Lady as Fashion Icon and Mom-in-Chief
©Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images
She's a Harvard educated attorney who had a thriving career of her own before she became Mrs. Barack Obama. And as First Lady, Michelle Obama has tried hard to balance all aspects of her life despite the media's insistence on portraying her primarily as a fashion icon and mom-in-chief. She's been compared to other famous first lady fashionistas, criticized for touching a queen, and scolded for showing too much arm and too much leg. Yet she's always demonstrated grace under pressure. May 2010 give her more opportunities to prove to the nation (and to the world) that her best qualities are more than skin deep.
  1. About.com
  2. News & Issues
  3. Women's Issues

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.