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Allentown's Thom Browne Designs Michelle Obama Inauguration Coat and Dress

Fashion designer Thom Browne, who grew up in Allentown, designed the navy silk coat and dress First Lady Michelle Obama wore Monday to the presidential inauguration ceremony.

Fashion designer Thom Browne, who grew up in Allentown, designed the outfit First Lady Michelle Obama wore at Monday's presidential inauguration ceremony.

Browne, a noted menswear designer who recently lauched a womenswear collection, designed a silk navy coat and dress that drew inspiration from a man's silk jacquard tie and the First Lady herself, he told the Los Angeles Times.

The coat had a fitted bodice and skirt that skimmed over a dress of navy, loden, gray, pink and white jacquard. 

"She has a really strong sensibility and style of her own," Browne said in the article.

Browne, who graduated from William Allen High School in 1984, is the brother of state Sen. Pat Browne, (R-16th District), according to The Morning Call.

Obama has apparently worn a Browne design before, a gray, short-sleeve dress with a black lace overlay, which she wore at the final presidential debate in October, according to New York magazine.

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