Former US First Lady, Michelle Obama caused a stir on Wednesday night after she stepped out wearing a glittery thigh high heeled Balenciaga boots worth $4,000 (Sh405, 000) during a tour to promote her new autobiography Becoming.
The 54-year-old complemented the boots with a striking yellow gown during an interview with Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
During the interview, the mother of two opened up about the decisions behind her fashion sense which made headlines for the eight years she was the American First Lady.
During that period Michelle was a fashion influencer whose designer outfits would sell in matters of hours.
She pointed out that no matter how she dressed, her fashion style would become the talking point even when the topic she was addressing was weighty and more pressing.
“I did know that my clothes were making a statement, I knew that was the case so we decided why we don’t use the platform to uplift some young new designers who normally wouldn’t get this kind of attention because you can change their lives,” Michelle said.
The thigh high heels caused a stir online with former White house advisor Valerie Jarret commenting on picture “Well I have never seen boots like this before. Have You?”
And there were many more online reactions.
“This is what millenials call ‘the drip’ great boots,” commented Symone D Sanders
“Lawd. This is what my life needed and I didn’t even know,” wrote one Monica.
“She is one baaad chick. I bought her book as Christmas gifts for all of my daughters and nieces,” posted Shawn Braxton
“Beautiful. However my feet would last about 10 minutes in them,” a certain Ram remarked.