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Allentown's Thom Browne Designs Michelle Obama Inauguration Coat and Dress

Fashion designer Thom Browne, who grew up in Allentown, designed the navy silk coat and dress First Lady Michelle Obama wore Monday to the presidential inauguration ceremony.

Fashion designer Thom Browne, who grew up in Allentown, designed the outfit First Lady Michelle Obama wore at Monday's presidential inauguration ceremony.

Browne, a noted menswear designer who recently lauched a womenswear collection, designed a silk navy coat and dress that drew inspiration from a man's silk jacquard tie and the First Lady herself, he told the Los Angeles Times.

The coat had a fitted bodice and skirt that skimmed over a dress of navy, loden, gray, pink and white jacquard. 

"She has a really strong sensibility and style of her own," Browne said in the article.

Browne, who graduated from William Allen High School in 1984, is the brother of state Sen. Pat Browne, (R-16th District).

Obama has apparently worn a Browne design before, a gray, short-sleeve dress with a black lace overlay, which she wore at the final presidential debate in October, according to New York magazine.

Stew January 23, 2013 at 03:19 AM
It is sad the amount of money that was spent on this event that the Obama's attended. One thing is certain, people need to focus on the fact that Mr. Obama's agenda is socialist at best. Yes, he is taking away the constitution one right at a time.
Stew January 23, 2013 at 03:20 AM
Quite frankly, Hilary looks better then Mrs. Obama.
Tony January 23, 2013 at 03:46 AM
some people leaving comments make the case for the landslide loss. Obviously, they are part of the group of people in this country that have no backing of any of their statements, no facts etc. Furthermore, they post things like "socialist" without knowing the meaning of the term, even if their definition would be that every single President of the USA would then be a "socialist". If its not that, then they are just so filled with hypocrisies, it is too easy to pick them apart. Keep living in the bubble, America will move on with or without you.
Wallst January 23, 2013 at 09:17 AM
Right you are, Tony. It's comments like those that knocked out the worst of the worst (teabags) from congress and installed progressive men and women that actually WILL move this country forward.
Jill January 23, 2013 at 07:51 PM
You people are hysterical....look around....this is your definition of forward? Scary!

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