Michelle Obama Chooses Isabel Toledo and Narciso Rodriguez for Inauguration Dresses

The fashion gods have spoken! Soon-to-be First Lady Michelle Obama is wearing a dress by Cuban-American designer Isabel Toledo for the swearing-in ceremony of her husband, Barack Obama. The couple arrived at St. John's Episcopal Church at 8:50am this morning, and Michelle beamed in a sparkling sheath dress with matching coat. [UPDATE: in an e-mail to one of our intrepid reporters, Toledo describes Michelle Obama's inauguration outfit as "a wool lace coat and dress—the color is lemongrass."] The dress will be on full display in just a matter of time, when the Obama family arrives at the National Mall for Barack to be sworn in as the 44th President of the United States.

Back in October, Latina.com asked Isabel Toledo about her experience designing for Michelle Obama. The fashionista (and onetime Creative Director for Anne Klein) told us, "Ms. Obama has a natural grace...she has an amazing poised body language. Her torso is that of a dancer.”

Michelle Obama's affinity for Latin designers has been on full display this inauguration weekend. She wore two designs by Narciso Rodriguez (who also created her look for Election Night) this Sunday, including the elegant camel and black ensemble pictured above.

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