If you're a subscriber to Moda Operandi, you likely got a jolt when opening your inbox at 5:30pm today: Michelle Obama's Thom Browne coat! On sale!
But don't be fooled. Online retailer Moda Operandi titled its daily e-blast "Exclusive: Michelle Obama in Thom Browne" and included photos of the first lady in her buzzed-about Thom Browne navy checked coat alongside other Thom Browne pre-fall creations.
But while there are similar looking items for purchase, like Browne's Stitched Down Pleated Dress, you won't find Michelle's actual Inauguration Day coat available for pre-sale: Thom Browne designed the coat and coordinating dress exclusively for FLOTUS. As Women's Wear Daily noted, Browne had a clear vision about "how the outfit’s color and fabric’s structure would convey the strength, style and confidence the First Lady embodies."
In other words, the silvery blue ensemble is not hitting racks anytime soon.
Sorry, fashion hounds.
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