First Lady, Michelle Obama, wears Indian designer Bibhu Mohapatra for India visit

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Published Jan 25, 2015, 5:30 pm IST
Updated Mar 29, 2019, 11:00 pm IST
Bibhu Mohapatra, an Indian designer based out of New York, has dressed Mrs Obama in the past
U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wave as they step out of Air Force One upon arrival at the Palam Air Force Station in New Delhi, India, Sunday (Photo: AP)
 U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wave as they step out of Air Force One upon arrival at the Palam Air Force Station in New Delhi, India, Sunday (Photo: AP)

New Delhi: First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, landed in Delhi's Palam Airport on Sunday wearing an outfit by Indian designer Bibhu Mohapatra. Mrs Obama was seen exiting Air Force One hand-in-hand with US President Barack Obama in a geometric-print black and white knee-length dress with blue-floral motifs in the center.

She teamed this with a matching cape coat that carried forward the same floral prints on the sleeves, with matching simple black pumps. The First lady carried off the designer wear with extreme finesse.

 

Bibhu Mohapatra, an Indian designer based out of New York has dressed Mrs Obama in the past, she wore a dress by Mr Mohapatra on Jay Leno's TV show. Mohapatra is originally from Rourkela in Odisha,

About an hour ago, he tweeted confirming that she was wearing a creation on his:

 

 

Michelle Obama has an affinity for floral prints and is often seen in noveau designers such as the Thai-designer Thakoon, surfer-turned designer Tracy Feith and her favourite Tracy Reese. 

Later in the evening, a banquet for US president Barack Obama, will be among the biggest to be organized at the Presidential palace at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Around 250 guests have been invited for the banquet hosted by President Pranab Mukherjee, say sources. The number of guests at any such banquet is usually not more than 100.

The mammoth guest list includes winners of the Padma awards, India's highest civilian honour.

Reports suggest Sania Mirza, Amitabh Bachchan, Amartya Sen and Sachin Tendulkar have been invited.

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