First lady fashion statements
Fashion trendsetting has been an unofficial role of first ladies since Martha Washington. The most recent trend, that was started by first lady Michelle Obama in 2009: Sleevelessness. In this gallery: Obama's fashion statement, and some highlights from other first ladies through history. (By Wendy Donahue/Chicago Tribune reporter)
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the official portrait of first lady Michelle Obama taken in the Blue Room of The White House.