People.com Lifestyle Style Michelle Obama's Travel Chic From meeting heads of state to flying in style, the first lady brings her distinctly American brand of elegance to England. By Melissa Liebling-Goldberg By People Staff Published on April 1, 2009 08:00 PM Share Tweet Pin Email 01 of 11 CZECH MATE Petr Josek/REUTERS/Landov The President gave a nod to John F. Kennedy’s famous introduction of his wife in France, saying, “to paraphrase one my predecessors, I am also proud to be the man who brought Michelle Obama to Prague.” The First Lady wowed the crowd with her bow-topped Moschino blouse, Azzedine Alaia belt and sleek black pencil skirt in the Czech Republic. 02 of 11 LANDING GEAR Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Michelle Obama, alongside her husband, disembarked in Prague in a sleek black sheath topped with a matching bolero cardigan. 03 of 11 TRAVELING PANTS Sean Gallup/Getty In addition to gifting France’s First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy with a guitar, the two stylish women went touristing in Strasbourg in flats and trousers. 04 of 11 LITTLE BLACK DRESS Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters/Landov The First Lady returns to her favored arm-baring style in a V-neck black dress with a ribbon-embellished full skirt for the opening of the NATO summit in Baden-Baden. 05 of 11 SPRING FLOWERS Shawn Thew/EPA The First Lady greeted her also-chic French counterpoint – the former model Carla Bruni-Sarkozy – in a red and black pixelated floral Thakoon coat over a coordinating sheath, also by Thakoon. For Bruni-Sarkozy’s part, she stuck to her favorite label, wearing a belted suede coat from Dior. 06 of 11 TRÈS CHIC Shawn Thew/EPA Michelle Obama doffed her coat to reveal a fitted short-sleeve custom Thakoon dress in the opposite print of her coat – a deep red background with scattered black flowers. 07 of 11 HIGH NOTE Joel Ryan/Landov The First Lady goes retro in a cartridge-pleated custom Jason Wu dress topped with pearls and a funky argyle Junya Watanabe cardigan while touring the Royal Opera House with the British prime minister’s wife Sarah Brown in London. 08 of 11 REGAL DOES IT Reuters/Landov Eschewing the traditional hat worn when meeting the Queen of England, the first lady sweeps her hair back to top her black-and-white full-skirted Isabel Toledo dress. Her satin Jason Wu coat came off inside to reveal a simple black Azzedine Alaia cardigan underneath. 09 of 11 MORNING MEETING PA Photos/Landov Michelle Obama meets her English counterpart – the Prime Minister’s wife, Sarah Brown – in an all-American look from J. Crew, including her beaded cardigan, jacquard skirt and tank top. 10 of 11 POND JUMPER Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Quick change alert! The first lady disembarks in London in a bold chartreuse Jason Wu short-sleeved sheath under a black Michael Kors coat, cinched with her favorite Azzedine Alaia belt. 11 of 11 TAKING OFF Mark Wilson/Getty Alongside the president, Michelle Obama boards Air Force One in Washington, D.C. in an open white tulle tweed coat by Thakoon over a black Michael Kors sheath and low Jimmy Choo heels.