People are tying themselves in knots with regards to Michelle Obama. On one hand, they want to talk about how smart she is in terms of intellect. On the other hand, they want to talk about how smart she is in terms of fashion and a sense of style. The mistake they make is assuming that these two things are mutually exclusive.
Michelle Obama shows how intelligent she is in any number of ways: what she says, how she acts, and how she dresses. Not only does she have a great sense of style, but she has a way of knowing what to wear, when.
Here she is wearing a cardigan by Japanese designer Junya Watanabe. A cardigan with an argyle pattern is a very traditional thing to wear, especially in England. But this design is also very innovative and bold. Perfect for whom she was meeting at the time.
Like I said: smart.
(For lots more on Michelle Obama at the G20, see here or here.) Heck, you can go on pretty well any major online newspaper and see pictures of her. You can even see pictures of her husband….what’s his name again? 🙂