‘My clothes were making a statement’: Michelle Obama … and her $A5,485 Balenciaga boots.
Michelle Obama has showed off her edgier side in a glittering pair of gold thigh-high boots that have stunned fans.
“Now, I’m free to do whatever”: Michelle Obama explains her $3,900 Balenciaga boots
With the White House years behind her, the former first lady made her boldest fashion choice yet.
In one appearance, Michelle Obama did for Balenciaga boots what it took a hit TV show for Sarah Jessica Parker to do for Manolo Blahniks. During the final stop of the book tour for her bestselling memoir Becoming, the former first lady dropped by Brooklyn’s Barclays Center Wednesday night for a discussion with Parker.
While the Sex and the City star was clad in a holiday-appropriate sequin dress, Obama’s sparkly $3,900 Balenciaga boots got all the attention. In fact, by Thursday afternoon, the boots were trending on Twitter and were nearly sold out on the Balenciaga website.
As a two-term first lady, Michelle Obama was without a doubt a style influencer. The clothes she wore routinely sold out, whether they cost thousands of dollars or fewer than a hundred.
She was known for her sophisticated sense of style while serving as First Lady.
But Michelle Obama’s clothing choices have certainly become more daring since she left the White House.
She turned heads in a pair of glittering Balenciaga thigh-high boots — worth $A5,485 — in New York on Thursday as part of her Becoming book tour.
The former First Lady, 54, appeared in conversation with Sarah Jessica Parker, 53, at the Barclays Centre, sporting the statement footwear teamed with a yellow wrap dress, also by Balenciaga.
The outfit was praised by American Vogue, which called it the “look of the day” and described it as an outfit “bold … (and) worthy of Sarah Jessica Parker’s Carrie Bradshaw”.
The dress. Balenciaga Spring 2019.
The boots. Spring 2018. (Balenciaga)
You see that gold sequin Balenciaga boot? FLOTUS 💅🏽 pic.twitter.com/Fy9iU21God
— Shelby Ivey Christie (@bronze_bombSHEL) December 20, 2018
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