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Michelle Obama v Peng Liyuan: Meeting of the First Ladies

Published on Mar 21, 2014 1:29 PM

United States First Lady Michelle Obama stepped out of a plane on Thursday night in a long-sleeved leather-and-suede patchwork Derek Lam dress - and with thigh-high black-heeled boots, no less - against a darkened smog-free Beijing evening sky.

Looking fresh-faced and stylish as usual, few could tell she had just stepped off a 14-hour flight for a week-long trip to China with her mother and two daughters, both of whom were in equally chic complementary outfits.

Sasha, 13, wore a velvet red skirt, a black top and tights while Malia, 15, wore a shiny silver pleated skirt and a brown shirt.

Mrs Obama’s arrival has excited Chinese netizens eagerly anticipating the fashion showdown between her and the equally classy and hugely popular Chinese First Lady Peng Liyuan.

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