For those of you living under a damn rock, Michelle Obama just stepped out in a rose-gold chain mail dress custom-made by Versace Atelier for her last ever State Dinner as
First Lady First Fashionista.
Yes and yes and yes and yeeeeessss.
Let's go back in time and review one of the most iconic materials to ever grace the runway. The year is 1982...
The famous title of "supermodel" had just become a thing, and France's future Première Dame was just a runway model with a penchant for chain-smoking and blunt bags. Kate and Naomi were forging a beautiful friendship over their shared height-issues.
Chain metal would be one of the signature looks of Gianni Versace's creations until his death in 1997. That July, he would send gold chain mail year down the runway in July, while Caroline Murphy would wear one of his creations to the Met Gala which honored him with a retrospective of his designs.
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