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Michelle Obama's Stylist Meredith Koop Breaks down Her Gorgeous Ensemble at the Inauguration

Olowokandi Fiyin
Jan 25, 2021
07:10 P.M.
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Michelle Obama’s stylist Meredith Koop broke down her iconic monochrome ensemble at the 2021 Presidential Inauguration. The former first lady was stunned in a Sergio Hudson piece that made headlines.


It has been five days since the 2021 Presidential Inauguration, but Michelle Obama’s stunning fashion piece hasn’t stopped taking breaths away. And now, Obama’s stylist Meredith Koop gives gans a glimpse into the process behind the look.

In a recent Instagram update, Koop broke down the legendary look, sharing photos from the ceremony, including a collage of the runway version and Obama’s look. Koop began by clearing the air about the ensemble being a jumpsuit.

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama at President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. | Photo: Getty Images


She explained it was a separate top and bottom piece from African-American designer Sergio Hudson. Praising his masterpiece, Koop revealed that Hudson was top in his craft among all the designers she has worked with.

Koop wrote about how Obama served as a representation of what is possible while being stunning.


She noted he had a deep understanding of dressing the curves of a woman and that this was her third time working with him. As expected, the upcoming designer delivered excellently. Turning her attention to the outfit, Koop wrote:

“I knew from the jump I wanted pants for her. Pants, pants, pants. Ah, the liberation of pants! No skirts, no dresses. Practical, beautiful pants.”


The talented stylist explained that she settled for dark colors, nothing bright, and described the color of Obama’s monochrome look as wineberry plum. She noted that the outfit wasn’t bi-partisan purple and lauded the different textures of the look.

Koop then spoke about the gloves and face mask from Christy Riling, which she matched with black suede boots with block heels. Koop concluded the breakdown, showering praises on the former first lady for wearing the look to perfection.


Koop wrote about how Obama served as a representation of possibility while being stunning, aspirational, and relatable. She ended with a sweet quote about the former first lady, writing: “She leads, she inspires, and she slays.”

The 57-year-old rocked a turtle neck sweater paired with wide-legged pants and accessorized with a huge gold chunky belt that accentuated her lithe waist. She finished off the look with a floor-length coat of the same color.

The “Becoming” author’s outfit wasn’t the only thing that made headlines but her voluminous curls styled by Yene Damtew. The bouncy flawless hair trended on Twitter and featured shiny caramel highlights with a lustrous feel.