First Lady Michelle Obama chose Peter Soronen to design her first follow-up to the Naeem Khan gown that created such a sensation at the state dinner. So who is this Peter Soronen guy? According to his website, Soronen began his career in Chicago in the early 90s making vintage corset patterns into wearable dresses. In 1998 the wedding and evening gowns he made to order were popular enough that he moved himself and his team to New York City. Soronen made his New York runway debut in 2007, and now sells his dresses at Barneys New York, Nordstrom, Tender, and, of course, Ikram.
See which other celebrities have worn Soronen, and what other Soronen pieces the first lady has donned:
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