The moment Michelle Obama enters a room, whether or not she's got Barack by her side, we're usually focused on what she's wearing. OK, we obviously care about listening to her inspiring words of wisdom, but she's also got a killer wardrobe stocked with our favorite designers. Her latest look — an electric Fall 2014 Kenzo dress, which she cinched at the waist with a Roksanda Ilincic belt — is no exception. But while we're in awe of the FLOTUS's smart styling tricks — just look at how the rounded hardware of her wide belt contrasted the sharp print of her chartreuse design — the backstory of this outfit is way more important. Michelle disembarked from her plane in Tokyo, which is fitting since founding designer Kenzo Takada hails from Japan! While the label is now run by Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, who are based in America, the connection is obvious. Since Michelle is partnering with Japan to promote her educational program Let Girls Learn, her dress selection makes perfect sense. But this isn't the first time the FLOTUS's look was equal parts stylish and calculated. Keep reading to see how Michelle's style choices teach us a lot about power dressing and rocking a bold design with killer confidence.
— Additional reporting by Sarah Wasilak and Samantha SuttonSource: Instagram user michelleobama