From: The Daily Beast
As the Obamas arrive in Indonesia, Kate Betts looks back at how Michelle’s style choices in India measure up to Jackie’s famous 1962 trip to the subcontinent—when she took first lady fashion global—and finds that Mrs. Obama is lifting style diplomacy to a whole new level. Plus, see pictures of both women’s trip wardrobes.
When Jacqueline Kennedy visited India with her sister Lee in 1962, she embraced the culture in a way few presidents’ wives ever had. She visited children’s hospitals, practiced yoga, rode an elephant, floated down the Ganges, and wore a red tilak dot on her forehead. The crowds shouted, “Jackie Ki Jai!” wherever she went. But Jackie didn’t go quite as far as our own fearless first lady went on her weekend visit to Mumbai and Delhi. Kennedy certainly didn’t kick off her shoes and dance like Michelle Obama did on Saturday afternoon while visiting with children from the Make a Difference program at the University of Mumbai. After a game of barefoot hopscotch, the first lady picked up a tambourine and broke into song, the kids gathering around her as she grooved to the blockbuster Bollywood beat.
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