On Tuesday night, President Obama delivered the State of the Union address. To some the speech marked the beginning of the last two years of his presidency, to others it was summation of his goals and economic accomplishments over the last year, and it also marked one of the few times a president spoke about LGBT rights.
But it was also the night Michelle Obama wore the same jacket as Alicia Florrick, the first lady of prime time television:
It was a surreal moment for anyone who follows The Good Wife. Florrick, played by Julianna Margulies, has been through it all, is running for State's Attorney in the latest season, and is considered to be a strong, admirable woman. The meta-ness of it all is that many see Michelle Obama as embodying the same qualities as Florrick.
And now, they apparently share the same stylist.
The jacket is Michael Kors and appeared on the 10th episode of the fifth season. It originally aired in December of 2013.
Joni Ernst is ready for battle
Michelle Obama's Florrick-inspired outfit wasn't the only fashion statement of the night. Republican Sen. Joni Ernst — the first female veteran to serve in the Senate — donned a pair of camo-print kitten heels on Tuesday night:
Check out the shoes Iowa U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst is wearing tonight for her State of the Union rebuttal. #sotu pic.twitter.com/rMCzcg4mxO— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) January 21, 2015
Ernst is responding to the president in a rebuttal. Her heels are both a nod to her record in the Iowa Army National Guard and a great symbol of her clash with Obama for the night.
RBG and the NYT
The accessory that made the most news of the night was on the arm of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It wasn't a purse, a ring, or some eye candy. It was a copy of The New York Times:
The death of the tan suit
And finally, one of the biggest (sartorial) blunders of the Obama administration was brought up on Tuesday. The White House teased about a suit that we all blocked from our memories:
President Obama's suiting up for the big speech. Watch at 9pm ET → http://t.co/NKU3ndKHOu #YesWeTan pic.twitter.com/l7EJZYVk9s— The White House (@WhiteHouse) January 21, 2015
Thankfully, it did not make an appearance.
(h/t to Taylor Cole Miller for his devotion to the Good Wife and spotting the outfit)