Love the full-skirted Sophie Theallet dress that Michelle Obama wore to Ghana in 2009 (inset)? A similar design can now be purchased at Gap’s newly-launched N.Y.C. concept store (dedicated to CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winners). For the limited-edition pop-up, which also stocks accessories by Monique Pean and menswear by Patrik Ervell, Theallet created a near-copy of Mrs. Obama’s breezy dress—the color of the skirt’s stripes and the lightweight cotton fabric are among the differences from the original—in both white and black for a more accessible $248. Fans of Theallet’s feminine touches will also appreciate her other wallet-friendly Gap creations: a summer-ready ruffle-front dress ($248), a tie-front blouse ($148) and a tiered skirt ($198).
The First Lady deplaned in Mexico City in a perfectly patriotic ensemble of red, white and blue. She accessorized a full skirted blue and white floral sundress with red ballet flats (one of the 10 things every woman must own!) and finished off her look with a Monique Pean white cuff as well as Mark Davis for Monique Pean’s gold bangles and matching drop earrings. Mrs. O will be visiting the country for the next three days and we can’t wait to watch her spring looks unfold!