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It’s no surprise that Michelle Obama was America’s fan favorite with her show-stopping ensemble at President Joe Biden’s inauguration. We’ve all fawned over photos and viewed extensive coverage of the stunning garb. Now let’s talk about how the look came about.
According to E! News, the First Lady’s stylist, Meredith Koop, spotted a look from Sergio Hudson’s F-20 collection and reached out to him saying, “I really like this look from your collection. Can we make this work for Mrs. O?”
The designer reportedly transformed a sweater dress into a sweater, added a wide-leg pant, and extended the coat to the floor “for a little bit of extra drama.” The result was a wineberry-plum, monochromatic ensemble featuring a turtleneck sweater and high-waisted, wide-legged trousers clinched with a belt and layered under a matching coat. It coordinated into a perfectly jaw-dropping lewk!
Hudson was also responsible for designing the look that Vice President Kamala Harris wore during the inauguration’s evening festivities. For Madam VP, he created a liquid sequin cocktail dress with a floor-length silk tuxedo overcoat.
So who exactly is this guy?
Sergio is a 36-year-old Black American designer from South Carolina with a splashy southern drawl. No stranger to design, he’s been in the game for several years. After attending Design School, his career took off when he was chosen as a contestant on Bravo’s “Styled to Rock.” This exposure gave him opportunities to work with celebs such as Miley Cyrus, Kelly Osbourne, and Pharrell Williams.
Ready to channel our Forever First Lady? Do yourself a favor and check out Hudson’s latest collections for inspiration!
Would you rock the same belt the Michelle Obama wore? How would you hook it up? Sound off in the comments!
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