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Edited by on December 17 2010 at 12:31 PM

The Fierce Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, turned to Manhattan’s own New York Vintage for this stunning lace dress from classic American designer, Norman Norell.

Michelle Obama in Vintage Couture = Im DeadMo wore the couture confection for the taping of TNT‘s Christmas in Washington special airing Saturday night at 8 pm EST.

Jon Schneck, co-owner of New York Vintage (along with his wife Shannon Hoey) thinks that this might be “first time a First Lady has worn a vintage dress” and is “truly honored” that Mrs. Obama chose his store for her “first venture into vintage clothing.”

First, but apparently not the last. Schneck says that Mobama has scheduled other dresses from their archives, therefore we can expect a fervently renewed interest in vintage clothing. After all, whatever Michelle Obama wears has resounding effects in the fashion industry and in women’s personal lives.

I wouldn’t have even looked at a kitten heel two years ago, but then came the statuesque First Lady catwalking from Air Force One, wearing a Jason Wu dress and a J. Crew sweater set, an Isabel Toledo bag in one hand, ┬áthe world’s problems in the other, wearing a dainty 2-inch heel. And my mind. Was. Blown.

New York Vintage, in particular, will probably get some serious business as a result so get your classic couture now before everyone and their gay best friend invades their Chelsea store and strips them clean.

LINK LOVE: The Huffington Post

Story by Lester Brathwaite

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