a first lady hasn't worn dolce & gabbana before, and i'm not sure if any other lady in the political limelight has worn dolce & gabbana before either. if one has...please inform me.
dolce & gabbana is a brand built on sex appeal, glamour and a slight edge of fantastical delusion (the kind of delusion experienced after partying for long periods of time). it's understandable that a first lady or any other female political figure would not want to be associated with that for fear of looking disrespectful, misrepresenting her husband, etc. (really, there is so much that people in the political world worry about and they want to keep up appearances).
however, i feel that this dolce and gabbana sleeveless silk blend dress is incredibly modest and still communicates a quiet sexiness. i love the color, the cut and those fabulous pockets. the exposed zipper at the back is a great touch too. i think that the first lady, michelle obama, would look great in this.
there have been complaints that she wears way too many cardigans. i'm sure if she wore this, it would look great with a cardigan--but it would be clean, simple, classic, and a great display of her shoulders if she wore it without a cardigan.
this dress can be purchased for $495 from netaporter.