The 80s are notorious for spawning some of the worst fashion trends in history -- acid-washed jeans, ginormous shoulder pads, stirup pants, legwarmers -- and the list (sadly) goes on. But while most of us have tried to forget our association with these cringe-worthy styles, our fashion-forward First Lady is proving that there were some shining moments amidst the madness worth remembering.

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A photo has recently surfaced of Michelle Obama during her college days at Princeton University in the early 80s, rocking a short curly afro and a rather amazing double denim ensemble. Although it appears she may have broken the cardinal rule of the tricky trend -- never combine the same shade of denim -- its clear the FLOTUS pulls off the look like a pro. And check out that popped collar!

Click here to see the amazing pic of Michelle back in the day. What do you think of her 80s style?

UPDATE: Oct. 1 -- The Daily Mail has taken down the post.

We were already hip to Michelle's stylish past after she revealed her sexy gold prom dress on "The Ellen Show" earlier this year. So this new relic only proves what we've already assumed-- that there was no lapse in her fashion awesomeness.

Kenneth Bruce, a fellow Princeton student who lived next door to Mrs Obama and snapped the gem of pic, told Princeton Alumni Weekly in an interview a few years back that Michelle was "where the party was" and recalls the statuesque future First Lady modeling in fashion shows on campus. And we can tell by her sassy pose in the photo, hands at waist and legs crossed, that she knew how to work the runway.

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