Sunday, December 23, 2018

The Message Behind Michelle Obama's Sparkly Balenciaga Boots

Christmas is officially here thanks to Michelle Obama’s holographic glitter boots. Her thigh-high Balenciagas served up glad tidings yesterday when she walked on stage at Brooklyn Barclays Center for a conversation with Sarah Jessica Parker – and, acted as a reminder that the sartorial restraints surrounding her title as First Lady are long gone.

Followers of the new author’s Becoming book tour will have witnessed the progression towards these disco booties. With stylist Meredith Koop steering the course, Obama has worn Pyer Moss and Balmain – the latter a striped, sequin-embellished suit that would intimidate some of Olivier Rousteing’s Balmaination.

The yellow silk Balenciaga spring 2019 dress with knotted waist detail was the pièce de résistance of the tour so far. With the side slit splaying open to reveal her thigh-highs, Obama proved that her boots were not made for walking, but strutting into 2019.

“Now, I’m free to do whatever,” she told Parker, adding that there was no real message behind the £2,935 boots. “They were just really cute,” she explained. “I was like, ‘Those some nice boots!’”

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