She deplaned in London on Tuesday morning dressed in a cobalt blue suit from Preen
, whose British designers Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi show their collections in New York.
I am thrilled that Michelle Obama chose to wear this dress, Ilincic told us. The vivid colour suits her beautifully. As a London based designer, I am particularly honoured that Michelle chose to wear my design when visiting the city.... her support resonates across both sides of the Atlantic.
The days final flourish came courtesy of Mr. Ford. Obama wore his ruched ivory georgette gown with matching opera gloves to a white tie state dinner at Buckingham Palace. The dress echoed another famous ivory gown worn by Obama: her inaugural gown, which vaunted Jason Wu
to household-name status in the space of a single dance.
With its striking neckline, divine fit and sense of grandeur, the Ford gown suited the occasion superbly.