The first FAMILY of fashion: Michelle Obama rocks leather trousers while Malia and Sasha step out in on-trend ASOS
03:05 GMT, 3 April 2012
Most had been keeping an eye out for green slime and glitzy
celebrity guests but it was Michelle Obama’s daring wardrobe choice which had the fashion set glued to last night's Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards.
The First Lady stepped out in leather pants, designed by New York-based designer Wes Gordon, for the
star-studded event which she attended with her daughters Malia, 13 and Sasha,
Mrs Obama’s two girls also helped shine the light on lesser-known
designers, both wearing designs by UK-based shopping website ASOS.
Stylish: The U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama on stage at last night's Kids' Choice Awards in LA. She wore leather pants, a daring choice for the President's wife
Malia wore a detailed leather Obi
belt, priced at $35.81 while Sasha wore a grey flared dress splashed with a
monochrome geometric print priced at $75.20.
Both items are available online.
As for Mrs Obama's skin-tight trousers, which were paired with a shimmery grey hounds tooth tunic, her look has no doubt provided Mr Gordon with some of the best publicity that money can't buy.
The 25-year-old designer, who has worked for Tom Ford and Oscar de la Renta since graduating from Central Saint Martins College in London, has been on the radar of savvy fashionistas for some time now.
But it is of course the Obama endorsement which will send the Atlanta-born designer into the mainstream.
Fashionable family: Sasha (left) and Malia (right) each sported pieces by ASOS
The designer also launched a capsule collection for U.S. retailer Jones New York.
He had been approached by the store after his Fall 2011 showing, which was staged in February 2010.
Smiles: The Obamas seemingly had a great time at the event and avoided a dreaded green slime attack, but only just
Mr Gordon told U.S. newspaper Metro that the collection 'addresses how the modern young woman wants her wardrobe to look.'
He said: 'The idea was to take a little bit of what I do in terms of
tailoring and [using] cool material.'