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Michelle Obama favorite Tadashi Shoji launches girls’ line

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First Lady Michelle Obama wears a Tadashi Shoji gown as she and President Obama arrive at a state dinner in April.

(Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

L.A. designer Tadashi Shoji, who is known for elegant evening gowns worn by the likes of Michelle Obama (such as the purple confection she wore to the state dinner for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abin in April), Octavia Spencer and Florence Welch, is set to launch a line for girls from 2T to 10 on Friday. The Tadashi Shoji Kids prices range from $148 to $328 and will be sold on the designer’s website, his boutiques in South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa and Las Vegas, and other retailers.

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