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First Lady Michelle Obama is propping up domestic businesses by wearing American designers, this time Isaac Mizrahi to the State of the Union address.

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Michelle Obama wearing an Isaac Mizrahi dress.

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STATE OF A UNION: Propping up American business was a central theme of President Obama’s State of the Union address Wednesday, and his wife Michelle did just that for Isaac Mizrahi, by wearing one of his designs. The First Lady bought the raisin-colored dress with a knit top and a silk ottoman skirt that retails for $1,850 through Ikram Goldman, according to a Mizrahi spokeswoman. It was not known at press time whether she paid retail or wholesale. First Lady fans will soon be able to copy her look. A similar version in a size 12 is available in the designer’s Upper East Side store, and other sizes can be special ordered. The designer knew he was in the running for the big event, but wasn’t certain until he watched the speech in his West Village apartment with his dog, Harry.

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