If you noticed artist Amy Sherald’s portrait of former first woman Michelle Obama and thought, “Tell me all of the issues about that robe,” you then’re in luck.
Sherald’s portrait, unveiled on Monday on the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., options the previous FLOTUS in a white robe with striped accents and geometric designs.
Obama’s robe is a customized design by the model Milly (a design home she’s worn previously).
When Sherald spoke throughout the unveiling of her portray, she defined that the summary sample of the gown reminded her of the Dutch artist Piet Mondrian’s geometric work.
“Milly’s design additionally resembles the impressed quilt masterpieces made by the ladies of Gee’s Bend, a small distant black neighborhood in Alabama the place they compose quilts in geometries that remodel garments and material remnants into masterpieces,” the artist mentioned.
Michelle Smith, Milly’s co-founder and inventive director, loosely primarily based the gown’ design on this runway gown from the spring 2017 assortment:
Milly’s president and CEO, Andrew Oshrin, informed HuffPost that the gown is an unique for Obama, so, no, you may’t simply go purchase it proper now.
Oshrin mentioned each the previous first woman and Smith’s design “have been inspirational for our household.”
“[Michelle Obama] epitomizes magnificence, sophistication, modernity, and inclusiveness that are core values for our model,” he mentioned. “I couldn’t be prouder of Michelle [Smith] and our model, Milly for this honor.”
Smith didn’t instantly reply to HuffPost’s request for remark.