Michelle Obama changed out of the delightfully sparkly J.Crew sweater she wore this morning for her meeting with the Queen this afternoon. According to WWD, the black-and-white outfit is by Isabel Toledo, and the cardigan is by Azzedine Alaïa. (We wonder if she’ll break out more Alaïa later in the trip since she’s on European soil.) She wasn’t wearing a coat this morning, but topped the Buckingham Palace ensemble with a black Jason Wu coat. Though lovely, this isn’t the most interesting outfit we’ve seen Michelle wear, but she’s meeting the Queen so it’s not like she can wear the latest Gareth Pugh from Paris or anything. MObama appears to have kept her cardigan on for her meeting with the Queen, but unleashed her guns as soon as she was free of the palace and all its formalities. Also of note: She did not wear a hat like Carla Bruni-Sarkozy did for her Queen meeting, but pulled her hair halfway up in a Beyoncé-esque bouffant. Now put your hands up.
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