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First Lady Michelle Obama (R) and her daughters Malia (C) and Sasha arrive for the swearing-in of US president Barack Obama in Washington, January 21, 2013. [Photo/Agencies]
Barack Obama and his family set a "wonderful example" with their fashion choices at his presidential inauguration.
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The United States president - who was inaugurated for a second term in a public ceremony in Washington, D.C. yesterday (21.01.13) - and his family, including wife Michelle Obama and their two children, Malia and Sasha, have been praised for their styling at the event.
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Simon Collins, dean of fashion at the prestigious Parsons The New School for Design, stated: "They are a stylish couple and their children look fabulous. Too many people get dressed in the dark. They show it's good to dress up, take pride in how you look. ... It's a wonderful example for America and the rest of the world."
First Lady Michelle, 49, looked glamorous in a silk navy check coat and dress by Thom Browne accentuated by a J. Crew belt, while daughters Malia, 14, and Sasha, 11, colour coordinated in purple outfits; Malia wore a plum-coloured J. Crew coat over an electric blue dress and Sasha wore a Kate Spade dress.
Deborah Lloyd, creative director for the fashion house said: "It is an honour that Sasha Obama chose to wear Kate Spade New York. She epitomises the youthful optimism and colourful spirit of the brand. We are so proud to have been a part of this historic moment."
Meanwhile, Jenna Lyons, creative director for J. Crew, added: "It's amazing to see the evolution of the family. I love the way Michelle looks. She looks beautiful in something so clean and tailored. It's such an elegant choice."