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Inauguration Fashion: Michelle, Malia & Sasha Obama

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All eyes were on the ladies of the first family on Monday who made quite a statement in their pretty outfits, setting the bar higher for inauguration fashion for future White House families.

The First Lady Michelle Obama wore a navy-silk, checkered-patterned coat and dress by Thom Browne that were inspired by a menswear necktie.

The outfit was specifically designed for Mrs. Obama, but Browne said he wasn’t 100 percent sure she was going to wear it until she came out with it on at Inauguration. “I am proud and humbled,” he said.

Daughter Malia Obama wore a plum colored J. Crew coat with a the hemline of an electric-blue dress peeking out and a burgundy colored scarf. Her younger sister Sasha Obama wore a similar purplish blue shade coat by Kate Spade with a matching colored dress.

“It is an honor that Sasha Obama chose to wear Kate Spade New York,” said the company’s creative director, Deborah Lloyd, in an email to the Associated Press. “She epitomizes the youthful optimism and colorful spirit of the brand. We are so proud to have been a part of this historic moment.”

Jenna Lyons, creative director of J. Crew, said it was “a huge point of pride for all of us” to be a part of the day — as the brand was back in 2009 when the girls wore outfits by CrewCuts, its children’s label.

“It’s amazing to see the evolution of the family. I love the way Michelle looks. She looks beautiful in something so clean and tailored. It’s such an elegant choice,” Lyons said, “and they all look so sophisticated! You can see how the girls have grown up in the four years, and they’re still so alive and vibrant, but more sophisticated.”

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(Photo by Mark Wilson/Jewel Samad/Win McNamee for Getty Images)