While we’re rounding up, relishing and ruing the best and worst of fashion in 2011, we’d best not overlook the fact that America has one of the most fashionable first families in a long while, and they deserve some recognition, too. Let’s take a moment to reminisce over the fashionable moments of the Obama family in 2011.
Named best-dressed woman last year by Vogue, Michelle Obama is always stunning, Barack always crisp and put-together. Above Michelle is striking in Alexander McQueen. Usually noted for sporting modest and affordable pieces to casual events, Mrs. Obama is a huge fan of J. Crew. (That makes two of us.) First daughters Sasha and Malia have their own distinct styles seen in public appearances, too, and I have to say very few of us are lucky enough to travel through adolescence so gracefully. Altogether the Obamas are an inspiringly poised set, confident and sure-footed even in an economy that isn’t. They make it look easy.
Take a look at the best looks from the Obama presidency so far in the gallery, and those of you in other countries, tell us what you think about your leaders’ fashion sense! Do you have a favorite look?