First lady Michelle Obama, in a 1950 Norman Norell , and her mother, Marian Robinson, joined some Santa's helpers (Manuel Balce Centa)
The Huffington Post on 12/20/2010 report that our First Lady made Fashion headlines by wearing a vintage cocktail gown to the "Christmas in Washington" Concert which aired on TNT on 12/20/2010. It is believed to be the first time that a first lady has appeared in a vintage gown.
The 1950's black lace dress had a square neckline,sweeping full skirt and was created by Norman Norell, a top American Fashion designer who died in 1972. Ms. Obama purchased the gown from New York Vintage in Manhattan, a high-end store for couture clothing.