'1600 Penn's' First Lady fashion rivals Michelle Obama's

Put aside politics, education and accomplishments. Even without those, first lady Michelle Obama has blazed a fashion trail.Sure, there are the chic elements of Jacqueline Kennedy in her style, but Michelle Obama's individual fashion deeply influences Jenna Elfman's character, first lady Emily Nash Gilchrist, on NBC's "1600 Penn.""I love what I am wearing," Elfman says of a red two-piece outfit.Costume designer Jennifer Eve was charged with creating a modern first lady."Historically all of our first ladies have reflected the times they live in," Eve tells Zap2it. "It's been an issue of class, power and femininity and what the public expects -- and what we expect our role model females to look like. It's a great, interesting time with Michelle Obama. She was the jumping-off point. I love everything about her."Gilchrist had a career before her husband (Bill Pullman) became president."She was a successful, powerful, respected businesswoman," Eve says. "She was a strategist, and all of...



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