First Lady Michelle Obama hasn’t let chatter about her bangs discourage her from making them a permanent part of White House history. The first lady’s official second-term portrait was released this week, showcasing her much discussed voluminous bangs.
The portrait, taken in the White House green room by photographer Chuck Kennedy, pictures a relaxed Mrs. Obama in a navy and violet dress. She also wore a single strand of pearls, which are said to be similar to the pearls she recently wore on the Rachael Ray show, where she described her bangs as her “midlife crisis.”
During President Obama’s first term, chatter accumulated over Michelle’s signature no-sleeve style, which she confidently displayed in her first official White House portrait. The buzz over the new portrait raises the question: are bangs Michelle’s new signature?