Michelle Obama is back on the cover of Essence magazine and her fifth time may be her best one yet. The beaming first lady dons a custom sky blue Azede Jean-Pierre frock adorned with an oversize crystal broach. The image is, in a word, stunning!
While this is the first time FLOTUS has worn AJP, it is a classic Obama move to support budding American designers. Azede made her New York Fashion Week debut in September of last year and has since been popping up on the red carpet thanks to celebrity fans such as Solange Knowles and Angie Harmon. You may recall the bug-print ensemble Solange wore last January? Yup, that was an Azede creation.