Michelle Obama wore a black-and-white Michael Kors shawl-collared zipper jacket and skirt to the State of the Union address on Tuesday, the company proudly announced via news release. But she wasn't breaking any new ground: The outfit was from the label's fall 2013 collection.
The first lady invited nearly two dozen people from across the country to sit in her box and hear her husband speak. Among those who snagged invites? CVS CEO Larry J. Merlo, astronaut Scott Kelly, newly released Cuban prisoner Alan Gross and letter-writer Rebekah Erler.
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Pharrell Williams is on the cover of GQ's February issue, which highlights the most influential music makers of the last year. Others are St. Vincent, Sam Smith, Future, Mark Ronson, Stevie Wonder, Diplo, Kim Gordon, Rick Ross, FKA Twigs, James Blake, Drake, Lil Wayne, Young Thug, Karen O, Spoon, Nas and Iggy Azalea. Inside, a profile of Williams calls the singer/fashion collaborator the "man who never sleeps." [GQ]
Gucci is expected to announce the appointment of its head accessories designer, Alessandro Michele, to replace recently departed creative director Frida Giannini. After Giannini was abruptly dismissed before the fall 2015 ready-to-wear shows, Michele supervised a lightning-fast revamp of the men's collection shown in Milan this week. [Fashionista]
Naomi Watts is to receive the Lacoste Spotlight Award at the Costume Designers Guild Awards on Feb. 17 in Beverly Hills. The annual award goes to an actor "whose talent and career personify an enduring commitment to excellence, including a special awareness of the role and importance of costume design," according to a news release on Tuesday.
Rebecca Minkoff plans to launch a new ath-leisure collection in April. [WWD]
Coach is featuring Chloe Grace Moretz and Kid Cudi in March ads. [WWD]
Alexander Wang teamed up with Italian luxury label Poltrona Frau to re-create the lowly beanbag chair as an $8,800 design statement. [WSJ Magazine]