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Michelle Obama Stuns in $4,000 Balenciaga Boots During Book Tour

NEW YORK-MAY 5: First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama at the Anna Wintour Costume Center Grand Opening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City.

Our forever First Lady, Michelle Obama, has the nation abuzz, which is nothing new for the Chicago native. Obama established herself as a fashionista while in the White House, and continues to stun everyday.

Obama recently shut down the internet with thigh high Balenciaga boots during the final stop of her Becoming book tour in Brooklyn, New York.

CNN reports the luxury footwear retails for $3,900. Obama’s gold dress was also from Balenciaga.


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That’s a wrap! When I think about all the people who have come out to our events over these past few weeks, I think about a little working-class kid named Michelle LaVaughn Robinson—an ordinary girl who had some tales to tell, some failures and some successes, too. She had a lot to learn, a lot to experience, a lot to give—more than she ever could have imagined. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about my story lately, and what I keep coming back to is that no matter where we came from, we all share so much. People of all backgrounds, skin colors, and political persuasions can relate to feeling uncertain or overwhelmed. We’ve all been a little frustrated by the slow, frustrating growth necessary to get where we want to go. We’ve all struggled with the balancing act that can take over days, years, or decades of our lives. And I want us all to remember that these are the moments and lessons that make us who we are — every little twist and turn, every little bump and bruise, and ultimately every joys and every triumph, no matter how large or small. So I hope all of you believe in your story. I hope you recognize that what you see as a weakness might actually be a strength. I hope you recognize the power of your voice. And I hope you remind yourself that there isn’t one right way to be an American. There isn’t one way to make your contribution in this country. So thank you all for your part of our story. Thank you for being who you are. And to everyone who’s read my memoir, or come to one of our events, or posted something online, thank you for being on this journey with me. Thank you for helping me continue to become. I hope my story can serve as a boost in your own process of becoming, too. I love you all. #IAmBecoming

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Our Forever First Lady #MichelleObama onstage at the Brooklyn Barclay’s Center wearing #Balenciaga’s thigh-high #glitterboots. 💛💛💛

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Speaking of the sequin stilettos, Obama is thrilled to be able to rock whatever she wants now that she’s not under a microscope as the First Lady.

“Now, I’m free to do whatever,” she told host Sarah Jessica Parker, according to Vox. “They were just really cute. I was like, ‘Those some nice boots!'”

This is far from Obama’s first high fashion moment while on tour. Check out more looks below.

Obama rocked a classic black & white ensemble for Ellen’s 60th birthday…


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…and was immortalized by the National Portrait Gallery.


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As a young girl, even in my wildest dreams, I never could have imagined this moment. Nobody in my family has ever had a portrait – there are no portraits of the Robinsons or the Shields from the South Side of Chicago. This is all a little bit overwhelming, especially when I think about all of the young people who will visit the National Portrait Gallery and see this, including so many young girls and young girls of color who don’t often see their images displayed in beautiful and iconic ways. I am so proud to help make that kind of history. But the fact is that none of this would be possible without the extraordinary artist and woman behind this portrait, @asherald. Thank you, Amy – it was a joy to work with you and get to know you.

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Be sure to check out Michelle Obama on the Dec/Jan cover of EBONY, on newsstands now!


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