Michelle Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention, along with her look, received rave reviews on Tuesday night. Now fans who want to say yes to this dress can look for it in stores, for a pretty price.
The Tracy Reese-designed pink-and-gray silk jacquard frock will be rushed into production sooner than planned, a representative for the designer confirmed for Yahoo!, due to the swarm of positive responses to the stunning style.
Potential buyers of the first lady's dress can sign up for email alerts on the designer's website to be "the first to know when the dress is available for purchase." Tracy Reese announced on the "Today" show that the dress will sell for under $500, "affordable for some."
Meanwhile, the first lady's "Everly" pumps from J.Crew in rhubarb are available on the website for $245, and nail salons have stocked up on Obama's choice of gel nail polish in a purplish-gray shade called "Vogue."
Versions of other popular dresses from high-voltage media moments are not uncommon, with mass produced copies for high-demand gowns like Kate Middleton's Alexander McQueen wedding dress and affordable reproductions of Bella Swan's Carolina Herrera gown in the "Twilight" movie.
The Tracy Reese dress being sent into production is the real deal, not a knock-off. Reese told the "Today" show that the custom dress was one of several Reese had sent over to the first lady to consider for the speech. The designer is a favorite of the first lady, who has worn her designs on some 15 other occassions. But, Reese admitted, she didn't know what Mrs. Obama would choose until she walked onstage.
The designer explained, "We were warned there was a possibility, but they weren't sure until the last minute," she said. "We were all crowded around and listening to every minute. It was such an amazing night."