Michelle First Lady Paper Dolls is now available. The colorful book features two 10-inch dolls on the patriotic red-white-and-blue covers along with a portrait of the president and the first daughters. Eight pages of clothes to cut out and dress the Michelle dolls include more than twenty outfits.
The paper doll book is fun for collectors of all ages and also offers an historic view of how Michelle Obama became Americas favorite fashion icon during the presidential campaign and inauguration. Every outfit in the book was actually worn by Mrs. Obama. Especially noteworthy is the inclusion of the news making J.Crew skirt and sweater worn on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and the black and white print dress worn on The View. Of course, the highly publicized fashions worn during the Inauguration ceremonies are given pride of place in the books center spread. There is the Isabel Toledo lemongrass Swiss lace coat ensemble, the Narcisco Rodriguez outfit worn at the concert and of course, the ivory floral/crystal ball gown destined for the Smithsonian. The beautiful bridal gown worn for the Obama's 1992 wedding is also included in the beautifully illustrated book.
David Wolfe, who created the book for Paperdollywood in conjunction with Paper Studio Press, is an acknowledged fashion authority as well as an artist and his fashion essay in the book, analyzes the newly fashioned first lady. In the essay Mr. Wolfe notes that Newsweek heralded Mrs. Obama as Americas Next Top Model. Now, with the publication of Michelle First Lady, she is also Americas New Paper Doll!