Michelle Obama balances between Brit and US fashion labels on UK and Ireland tour


Michelle Obama balances between Brit and US fashion labels on UK and Ireland tour

After THAT McQueen drama, Michelle Obama strikes careful balance between Brit and U.S. labels on UK and Ireland tour

12:57 PM on 25th May 2011

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Best of British: Michelle Obama at Westminster Abbey this afternoon in Roksanda Ilincic (left) and arriving in the UK this morning in royal blue Preen (right)

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American beauty: In Tom Ford at tonight”s State Dinner with the Queen at Buckingham Palace (left) and earlier in the day in a floral dress by LA-based designer Barbara Tfank (right)

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Signature style: Mrs Obama kept her look elegant in knee-length shift dresses during her visit to Ireland yesterday, in Rachel Roy (left) and Marc Jacobs (right)

Controversy: Mrs Obama sparked anger among fashion designers in January when she wore a dress by British label Alexander McQueen to host Chinese President Hu Jintao at the White House

Controversy: Mrs Obama sparked anger among fashion designers in January when she wore a dress by British label Alexander McQueen to host Chinese President Hu Jintao at the White House