Jenna Lyons, the creative director of J. Crew sat down with the Today show on Tuesday to discuss the Obama’s Inauguration style. Michelle Obama wore a J. Crew jeweled sash (as a belt) with a Thom Browne coat, gloves and shoes, while Malia wore a wool coat, dress, scarf and gloves from the brand. Surprisingly, in regards to FLOTUS choosing to wear J.Crew the morning of, she said, “[I] found out that morning, as [FLOTUS] left to go to church … watching TV just like the rest of the world.”
Although the items were from previous line, they still garnered a lot of interest to buy. In the past, items Mrs. Obama and her girls have worn, generate instant sales for the designers. But in this instance, J. Crew plans to honor them by taking two of the items off shelves.
“The Lady Day coat that Malia was wearing has been in our line for years, and we’ll continue that, but we’ll retire the color,” Lyons said. She added that Michelle’s sash will be entirely discontinued, “We won’t rerun that. She did her own thing to that, and out of respect, we’ll let her have that moment.”
For those of you interested in Michelle’s coat, you’re out of luck as well. According to The Cut, the fairly new designer said he designed it specifically for her and “didn’t plan to make her inaugural look available for customers.”
Welp, guess we’ll just have to find similar style inspirations.