Wardrobe Query: First Lady Michelle Obama’s Black Caucus Phoenix Awards Michael Kors Fall 2010 Sequin Fishtail Skirt

Stacey wrote, “I have a formal event coming up and would really like to recreate the look First Lady Michelle Obama wore to the Black Caucus Phoenix Awards.”

“Who designed it? And can you please help with some more affordable alternatives?”
First Lady Michelle Obama wore a black double face paillette fishtail skirt from Michael Kors’s Fall 2010 collection to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Phoenix Awards dinner in Washington, D.C. While the skirt debuted on the runway with a deep v neck top, FLOTUS went for conservative with a crew neck and Peter Soronen corset belt.

Since the look is from Fall 2010 (and we’re in Fall 2011), it is no longer available, and unfortunately there isn’t anything quite like it on the market. You can get the sequined maxi look with this number by Haute Hippie, though it doesn’t come in black (and it costs $1,295, which is probably a deal breaker):

If you’re ok with a similar general look, ASOS might be your best bet with this $153 Sequin Side Split Maxi Dress :

And if any black maxi fishtail skirt will work, try these on for size:

Hope that helps!


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