US First lady Michelle Obama arrives in Indian designer Bibhu Mohapatra's creation

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New Delhi, Jan 25: US First Lady Michelle Obama landed here on Sunday morning looking chic in an ensemble designed by India-born Bibhu Mohapatra, who is based in New York.

She has accompanied US President Barack Obama on a three-day state visit to India.

US First lady Michelle Obama arrives in Indian designer Bibhu Mohapatra's creation.
Michelle wore a geometric-print black and white knee-length dress with blue-floral motifs as she emerged from the US Air Force One jet with her husband. She completed the outfit with a matching coat with the same motifs and print and looked stunning in the outfit.

Mohapatra, who specialises in women's luxury wear with daywear and evening wear, shared a photograph of the US First Lady wearing his creation along with one of his ramp shots.

"The President and the First Lady arrive in #india. @michelleobama wearing @bibhumohapatra #spring15 poppy print dress and coat @flotusnews @christyrillingstudio @cfda @vogue @bergdorfs thank you #MK and @johnnywright220 Xb," the designer posted on Instagram.

The power couple were welcomed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the VVIP terminal of the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi.

If reports are to be believed, then, Narendra Modi will be gifting about 100 Banarsi silk sarees to the First Lady on her India visit.

As per a TOI report, "A piece of Banarasi 'Kadhua' saree, an exclusive product of this region that is facing the threat of extinction, has been dispatched from here for Michelle Obama, who is arriving India with US President Barrack Obama to attend the Republic Day celebration in New Delhi."

She will also be gifted with dress materials, keeping in mind the fact that she is very fond of silks and has been seen spotting Jacquard silk and silk dresses.

She spots some of the best international brands such as Tracy Resse, Naeem Khan and Alexander McQueen. However, it would really be nice to see the first lady draping herself with the 9-yards of silk at her India visit.

Jacquered silk, being a specialty of weavers in Benaras (also PM Modi's constituency). The responsibility of packaging the sarees has been given to the Varanasi Vastra Udyog Sangh, which is a body of silk traders of Varanasi.

OneIndia News

(With inputs from agencies)

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