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First lady Michelle Obama was featured on the cover of People magazine in February 2009, in a sleeveless dress. It was one that quelled a separate fashion complaint: that Obama had not worn a dress by an African-American designer. The deep-pink lace confection was by Tracy Reese, a more moderately priced designer, who is black. The dress retailed for $395 at tracyreese.com.

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First lady Michelle Obama was featured on the cover of People magazine in February 2009, in a sleeveless dress. It was one that quelled a separate fashion complaint: that Obama had not worn a dress by an African-American designer. The deep-pink lace confection was by Tracy Reese, a more moderately priced designer, who is black. The dress retailed for $395 at tracyreese.com.

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