Michelle Obama Reveals That Barack Obama Wore the Same Tuxedo for Eight Years

He’s an outfit repeater and proud of it! Michelle Obama revealed that former president Barack Obama really didn’t spend much time picking out his formal wear.

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama welcome Chinese President Hu Jintao for a State dinner at the White House January 19, 2011 in Washington, DC.
Barack Obama and Michelle Obama welcome Chinese President Hu Jintao for a State dinner at the White House January 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images

The former first lady, 53, revealed during her talk at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference on Tuesday, June 6, that her husband wore the same exact tuxedo during his two presidential terms. “That’s the unfair thing,” she said. “No matter what we do, he puts on that same tux.”

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama enter the East Room for entertainment after a black-tie dinner at the White House on February 22, 2009 in Washington, DC.
Barack Obama and Michelle Obama enter the East Room for entertainment after a black-tie dinner at the White House on February 22, 2009 in Washington, DC. Mike Theiler-Pool/Getty Images

The Harvard Law grad also pointed out the double standard with men and women’s fashion. “Now, people take pictures of the shoes I wear, the bracelets, the necklace,” she said. “They didn’t comment [on] that for eight years, he wore that same tux, same shoes.”

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama wait for the arrival of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife Agnese Landini on the North Portico of the White House before a state dinner in Washington, DC on October 18, 2016.
Barack Obama and Michelle Obama wait for the arrival of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife Agnese Landini on the North Portico of the White House before a state dinner in Washington, DC on October 18, 2016. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images

The fashion icon added that Barack liked his go-to outfit. “He was proud of it too,” she continued. “He was like, ‘Mm! I’m ready. I’m ready in 10 minutes. Mmm — how long did it take you?’”

Michelle Obama adjusts Barack Obama's bow-tie prior to greeting Xi Jinping, China's president, and Peng Liyuan, China's first lady, both not pictured, on the North Portico of the White House during a state visit in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015.
Michelle Obama adjusts Barack Obama's bow-tie prior to greeting Xi Jinping, China's president, and Peng Liyuan, China's first lady, both not pictured, on the North Portico of the White House during a state visit in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. Pete Marovich/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Michelle also opened up about that viral moment at the 2015 State Dinner when she adjusted Barack’s bow tie. (She dazzled in a custom off-the-shoulder Vera Wang gown that night.) “When the president from the visiting country and their spouse is coming, we greet them at the North Portico,” she said. “So we’re standing there, waiting for the cars to roll in, and I was bored, so I sort of thought, ‘Let me make sure my husband looks good.’”

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