All roads lead to this! Michelle Obama wore a dress printed with a map while cohosting The Ellen DeGeneres Show Tuesday, September 13.
FLOTUS, 52, hit the Burbank, California, set in an Alessandro Michele for Gucci midi dress that was covered in a topographic design, with a a trompe l’oeil belt and glittering cuffs and a collar. But upon further inspection, the 17th-century-style map wasn’t of a particular place. It featured names like “Sensibility,” “A Great Heart,” and “Honesty” instead of cities.
The source behind the print was revealed at Gucci’s Spring 2016 Milan Fashion Week show. “The designer was inspired by Madeleine de Scudéry’s La Carte de Tendre, a map that depicted an imagined land of love published in 1654,” Vogue explained in a September 2015 post. “The map was not just an abstract reference either — it showed up as the print on a sheer midi dress.”
Michelle, who’s the mom of Malia, 18, and Sasha, 15, with President Barack Obama, kept her accessories minimal with this bold piece, sticking to studs and flesh-toned pumps.
While catching up with Ellen DeGeneres, 58, Obama revealed what the first family will miss most about the White House when they head out in January 2017.
“It’s really the people. You know, think about it,” she said. “The girls have grown up in the White House. I mean, the staff that’s there, we see them every day. These are people who have helped us raise our kids. They’ve loved us, they’ve taken care of us.”
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