America's Next Top Model

When it comes to style, Michelle Obama brings a welcome sense of authority and a dash of whimsy to the White House

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Michelle Obama shows her flair for bold tones on the campaign trail.

Like any other professional mom moving to a new city, Michelle Obama has been mostly preoccupied with settling her two young daughters into their new school. According to Obama's spokeswoman Katie McCormick Lelyveld, fashion and what to wear to the Inauguration have not been high on the list of priorities for the incoming First Lady.

But make no mistake: Michelle Obama arrives in Washington with a more recognizable and distinctive style than any other First Lady in recent memory. And while Michelle might not yet know what she will wear when her husband is sworn in as the 44th President of...