Michelle Obama Wears Jimmy Choo To Dance With 106-Year-Old Lady

Michelle Obama has been a fan of Jimmy Choo during her her entire stint in the White House, so it’s not surprise she chose the brand for a recent Black History Month event at The White House.

This particular pair of Choos — the brand’s metallic “Aza” pumps — has racked up plenty of attention during the past few days, thanks to a very special moment. The First Lady and President Obama hosted Virginia McLaurin, 106, a longtime Washington, D.C., resident whose dream was to visit the White House.

Michelle Obama Jimmy Choo Shoes Jimmy Choo Aza pump in metallic silver. Courtesy of brand.

“I thought I would never live to get in the White House. And I tell you, I am so happy. A black president! A black wife! And I’m here to celebrate black history. Yeah, that’s what I’m here for,” said McLaurin, in a statement published on the White House’s official site.

 

The Obamas were clearly taken with the woman, and the First Lady even posted a photograph from the event on her Instagram account. “What’s the secret to still dancing at 106? Just keep movin’,” she wrote.

Obama clearly feels comfortable in Jimmy Choo designs — and the brand’s creative director, Sandra Choi, loves seeing her wear them — whether she’s meeting the Pope or traveling the world.

Michelle Obama Pope Shoes The First Lady wore Jimmy Choos to greet the Pope on his arrival in Washington, D.C. Getty Images.

“Michelle Obama is a woman of our time: confident, glamorous, stylish, adores fashion, relatable,” Choi told FN earlier this year. “That’s what makes it a special honor to see her wearing [our brand].”

“She has an inner confidence and radiance that is reflected in the way she dresses. I like the way she supports young designer talent, mixing [the shoes] with more established brands,” Choi continued. “Her fashion choices are never inappropriate.”

Celebrity Statement Shoes June 2015: Michelle Obama attended tea with the Prime Minister of Britain wearing Jimmy Choo heels. Getty

To explore Michelle Obama’s shoe style, click through the gallery below.

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