Michelle Obama’s Inauguration Outfit: Holy Toledo!

By: Celebuzz / January 20, 2009

What does a First Lady wear on what’s bound to be the most momentous day of her life?

If you’re Michelle Obama, you go with a suit by designer Isabel Toledo.

Michelle, 44, draped herself in a lemon grass-colored outfit put together by the Cuban-born designer and former creative director of Anne Klein, as she watched her husband get sworn in as the 44th President of the United States on the steps of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., this morning.

The outfit, made of lace layered over wool and adorned with sparkle around the neckline, was reportedly purchased via special order from Ikram, Obama’s favorite Gold Coast boutique, the Baltimore Sun reports.

“It was a classic choice and pitch-perfect for the occasion,” opines Nicole Phelps, executive editor of style.com. “But leave it to Mrs. Obama to mix it up a bit—did you see those teal green pumps?”

Forget the shoes; the most important accessory that Michelle sported this morning was the Lincoln Bible, which she held before her husband was sworn in on it.