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Michelle Obama's Michael Kors Jacket, a 'Good Wife' Repeat, Sells Out

By    |   Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 02:06 PM

Michelle Obama made headlines during Tuesday's State of the Union address after one sharp Twitter user noticed that she was wearing the same top Alicia Florrick, lead character in "The Good Wife," wore last season.

According to ABC News, the top was soon identified as the Michael Kors Origami Collar Tweed Jacket, and immediately sold out on several websites. On the Neiman Marcus website, the department store lists the jacket for a retail price of $797.



For fans of "The Good Wife," which stars Julianna Margulies as the wife of a governor, it was interesting to see a real-life first lady imitate a fictitious one — whether or not it was intentional.

Michael Kors himself soon caught wind of the fun, and tweeted, "The state of style — pretty powerful."

Elsewhere that evening, reporters from the Washington Free Beacon noticed that the woman sitting beside the First Lady as a guest of the White House looked oddly familiar.



Research would soon reveal that she was none other than Rebekah Erler, a former Democratic field organizer from Washington state.

"Rebekah Erler has been presented by the White House as a woman who was discovered by the president after she wrote to him last March about her economic hardships. She was showcased in the speech as proof that middle class Americans are coming forward to say that Obama’s policies are working," wrote the Free Beacon.

"Unmentioned in the White House bio of Erler is that she is a former Democratic campaign operative, working as a field organizer for Sen. Patty Murray."

As it turns out, it wasn't the first time Erler was used as White House prop. A 2012 campaign had Obama spend a "day in the life" of Erler in order to better understand "the people he’s working for every day."

At the time, the Minnesota Republican Party mocked the move, saying Obama was "so out of touch with reality that he thinks a former Democrat campaign staffer speaks for every Minnesotan."

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Michelle Obama made headlines during Tuesday's State of the Union address after one sharp Twitter user noticed that she was wearing the same top Alicia Florrick, lead character in "The Good Wife," wore last season.
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