Former US First Lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday made a bold fashion statement in a pair of boots worth over Sh400, 000 as she was interviewed by Sarah Jessica Parker on her book tour.
Michelle - wife of former US President Barack Obama - chatted to the Sex and the City star about her new book Becoming, during an appearance at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, New York.
Michelle beamed a huge smile as she stepped out on stage in a striking yellow Balenciaga dress and thigh-high boots from the same designer.
She was greeted by SJP, who wore her own sparkles for the event in the form of a black sequined dress.
She became quite the style icon during her husband's eight years in the White House, with clothes selling out within hours of her being spotted wearing them.
Guaranteed to immediately grab the attention, Michelle said she always knew that, as a woman, the clothes she was wearing would be discussed, no matter how weighty the topic she was talking about.
I did know that my clothes were making a statement, I knew that was the case. So we decided why don't we use this platform to uplift some young new designers who normally wouldn't get this kind of attention, because you can change their lives, which is one of the reasons why we chose Jason Wu for my inaugural gown."
The former first lady noted that the designer had not expected to be handed such an honour, while some other big names who felt they should have been given the job.
"You learn that there are people in this scene who feel entitled to these things because they've done it for a while, and I hated that feeling. There are a whole lot of people out there who are trying to make it, there are young women and immigrants and black folk," she added
Michelle was in Brooklyn for the last date of her Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama tour, which has sold out arenas across the country.
Her book, Becoming, has already sold more than three million copies since its release last month.
However, some were not happy with this particular dress code.
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