ABCNews.com(PHILADELPHIA) — First Lady Michelle Obama was the belle of the ball at the Democratic National Convention Monday night — and not just because of her rousing words.
Heads turned when she took to the stage in an elegant A-line silhouette, crepe silk dress with cap sleeves and a fitted bodice — in the Democratic party’s signature shade of blue, of course — by designer Christian Siriano.
She paired the dress with dangling earrings and metallic, pointed-toe Jimmy Choo pumps.
Although the show-stopping dress is custom-made, the “Project Runway” alum sells a very similar design for $995 on his website.
“It was about striking the balance with that dress,” Siriano, who was contacted by the First Lady’s stylist, told “Vogue” Tuesday morning. “I think the top made it feel powerful and the bottom made it feel soft and kind of romantic. My personal opinion is that it represents her personality, from what I see [having never met her].”
Siriano continued, “She’s such a powerful woman and she is so strong, but she’s also one of the kindest people there is. That’s the balance of that dress: a simple silhouette that is still elegant and romantic and covered [up] in a different way. It was also different from what every other woman wore, which was also an interesting choice.”
But this isn’t the first time Obama has worn a design by Siriano. Earlier this month, at the memorial for the five Dallas police officers killed by a sniper, Obama wore a black, full-skirted dress by Siriano.
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— Christian Siriano (@CSiriano) July 26, 2016
Looking ahead, Siriano remains focused on outfitting the women of the White House.
“I’m a big fan of Hillary [Clinton], he says. “I think she could be an amazing president and would love to make something for her one day. That’s next in the cards!”
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