In the Middle of a Moment

NEW ORLEANS – When Michelle Obama took to the stage as the keynote speaker of the Essence Festival in New Orleans last weekend, she was wearing a navy jumpsuit by Sergio Hudson, the Ridgeway designer who is currently in the middle of a moment. The Los Angeles-based designer’s clothes are becoming a constant within the wardrobes of some of the world’s most powerful women. In February, Amal Clooney stepped out in his tailored red jumpsuit during a trip to New York, while Beyoncé updated her Instagram with multiple shots of his bejeweled blazer later that same month. Back in May, Obama and her stylist Meredith Koop enlisted him to create a vibrant plum suit for the Atlanta stop of her tour, only to revisit his work this weekend. Given the warm response Obama’s Studio 54-inspired jumpsuit received, it’s safe to say this is only the beginning of a beautiful collaboration.