Michelle Obama Opts For J. Crew, Not Luxe Wardrobes

 - Oct 29, 2008   Updated: Aug 18 2011
References: huffingtonpost
Michelle Obama made it clear that she doesn't spend contributors' money on her wardrobe, a comment referencing Sarah Palin's $150,000 fall wardrobe. Appearing on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,' Michell Obama wanted to talk fashion.

Leno guessed Michelle Obama spent about $60,000 on her wardrobe.  She pointed out that she was wearing an ensemble from J. Crew. Michelle Obama wore a bright yellow sweater, skirt, and blouse. She added that she is excellent at finding good fashion online.

Implications - The first lady has skyrocketed to first fashion icon status since the start of Obama's campaign, though she opts for form fitting choices that work for her personality, instead of high priced, luxury brands.