Jan. 21, 2013— -- intro: It's said that the "the clothes make the man," but the man or woman can also make the clothes. In Michelle Obama's case, it's estimated that a single appearance by the First Lady in a designer's outfit is worth as much as $14 million. Makes sense if one considers what the now infamous 2009 white inaugural dress did for designer, Jason Wu. Here's a look at some of Michelle's fashion highlights over the past few days, many of which will surely add to her status as a style icon.
quicklist: 1title: Inaugural Kick-Off text: First Lady Michelle Obama stands between her daughters Sasha, (left) and Malia, (right) during the Kids' Inaugural: "Our Children. Our Future." event in Washington on Saturday. Here, Michelle punched up a classic white oxford and black pants with a glittering, multi-colored rhinestone belt.
quicklist: 2title: Kids' Concert text: Michelle and her daughters watch as Usher performs during the Kids' Inaugural: "Our Children. Our Future." event.
quicklist: 3 title: Swearing-In text: President Obama is officially sworn-in by Chief Justice John Roberts in the Blue Room of the White House on Sunday. Next to him are first lady Michelle Obama, holding the Robinson family Bible, and daughters Malia and Sasha. Here, the First Lady wore a deep blue Reed Krakoff dress with a matching blue cardigan.
quicklist: 4 title: An Evening Out text: President Obama and the First Lady arrive to speak to supporters and donors at an inaugural reception at The National Building Museum in Washington on Sunday evening. Not one to keep a good dress down, Michelle donned a sequined, black Michael Kors cocktail dress she'd also worn in 2009.
quicklist: 5 title: Church Service text: President Obama with daughters Sasha and Malia and the First Lady arrive at St. John's Church for service on Monday morning. Michelle wore a Thom Browne fit-and-flare coat with a pattern inspired by men's ties, paired with a bejeweled J.Crew belt and J. Crew kitten heels.
quicklist: 6title: Inaugural Balltext: Michelle looked stunning in a red chiffon gown by Jason Wu, the designer behind her 2009 inaugural dress. She paired the latest gown with Jimmy Choo shoes and a ring by Kimberly McDonald.