02/17/2011 11:32 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Elisabeth Hasselbeck Gushes Over Michelle Obama's Style: 'She Knocks It Out Of The Park'

Fashion Week seems to have softened Elisabeth Hasselbeck's opinion of Michelle Obama. At the Milly show on Tuesday, "The View" co-host, with daughter Grace on her lap, raved to "I love Michelle's style....I've seen her on a number of ocassions and she knocks it out of the park. I think she's such a fantastically strong fortunate woman and she dresses in a way I think many women like to dress. She's confident, she feels comfortable in her clothing, she's feminine, and beautiful. I think she really understands who she is."

That's quite a change in tone from 2008, when Hasselbeck took a jab Michelle Obama during a Cindy McCain event. She assessed the difference between the two candidates' wives based on their appearances on "The View": "Cindy came into our hair and makeup room, fresh as can be, and unlike another wife of a political candidate who shall remain nameless, she didn't come with a list of topics that we weren't allowed to touch. Nope, that's because she has nothing to hide."