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Michelle Obama: Fashion icon through the years

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Barack Obama and his bride Michelle Robinson, a fellow Harvard Law School graduate, on their wedding day Oct. 18, 1992, in Chicago, Illinois.

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Barack and Michelle Obama greet supporters at his "Super Tuesday" primary election night rally in Chicago, Illinois, February 5, 2008.

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Barack and Michelle Obama acknowledge supporters at his North Carolina and Indiana primary election night rally in Raleigh, North Carolina May 6, 2008.

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Barack and Michelle Obama prepare to board their plane at Chicago Midway Airport June 3, 2008.

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Michelle Obama waves as she arrives at the podium to speak at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver August 25, 2008.

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Barack Obama and has his family join him onstage after delivering his acceptance speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, August 28, 2008.

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Barack and Michelle Obama acknowledge the crowd after his victory speech at his election night party at Grant Park in Chicago, Tuesday night, Nov. 4, 2008.

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Michelle Obama stands on stage at the Neighborhood Ball during the Neighborhood Inaugural ball in Washington, January 20, 2009.

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Barack and Michelle Obama wavefrom the steps of Air Force One as they leave Andrews Air Force Base, Md, The Obamas are edging out Hollywood stars on Vanity Fair's International Best-Dressed List. The president makes the list for the first time in issues out Wednesday, joining his wife, who has been named twice before. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez,File)

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Michelle Obama smiles while hosting an event at the White House highlighting health insurance reform for aging women in Washington November 13, 2009.

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Barack and Michelle Obama wait to welcome India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur to the State Dinner at the North Portico of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009.

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Barack and Michelle Obama walk with King Harald V of Norway, second from left, and Nobel Committee Chair Thorbjorn Jagland, right, as they arrive for the Nobel Banquet in Oslo, Norway on Dec. 10, 2009.

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Barack and Michelle Obama arrive at the Legends Ball, an award ceremony hosted by Oprah Winfrey in Santa Barbara, Calif., on May 14, 2005.

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Michelle Obama speaks during a visit to U.S. Marine Base Camp Pendleton in Calif., June 13, 2010.

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Michelle Obama arrives at the Walmart announcement initiative to make food healthier and more affordable in Washington, January 20, 2011.

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Barack and Michelle Obama leave Westminster Abbey in London May 24, 2011.

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Michelle Obama waits to greet guests as she hosts a luncheon with the spouses of APEC leaders at Kualoa Ranch on the east side of Oahu in Kaaawa, Hawaii November 13,2011.

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Michelle Obama arrives for a taping of the TV cooking show "Top Chef" in Dallas, Texas February 10, 2012.

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Michelle Obama stands next to British footballer David Beckham during an event at the U.S. embassy in central London July 27, 2012.

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Michelle Obama at the first White House "kids state dinner" in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Aug. 20, 2012.

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Michelle Obama waves to the crowd before President Barack Obama's victory speech in Chicago Novermber 7, 2012.

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Michelle Obama with daughters Sasha at the Kids Inaugural concert for children and military families, one of the events ahead of the second-term inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington January 19, 2013.

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Barack and Michelle Obama arrive to speak to volunteers at Burrville Elementary School prior to the U.S. presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.

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Barack Obama takes the oath of office as Michelle Obama holds a bible during the official swearing-in ceremony at the White House in Washington January 20, 2013.

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Barack and Michelle Obama arrive to speak to supporters and donors at an inaugural reception for the 57th Presidential Inauguration at The National Building Museum in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.

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Michelle Obama (R) speaks with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, at Buckingham Palace in London May 24, 2011.

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Michelle Obama walks to St. John's Church in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, for a church service during the 57th Presidential Inauguration.

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