Michelle Obama

First lady appears to borrow from Michelle Obama's playbook

Bare arms and a belted waist, a White House vegetable garden and parents in the residence: Melania Trump is borrowing pages from Michelle Obama's playbook.

From public policy to high fashion to family ties, Mrs. Trump is keeping alive parts of the former first lady's legacy even as President Donald Trump's administration alters other aspects.

Mrs. Obama made it acceptable for first ladies to shun the confining, jewel-toned suits that her predecessors wore like uniforms, and her successor is embracing that same free-wheeling fashion sense.

During President Trump's first overseas trip in late May, the current first lady stepped off of Air Force One in Saudi Arabia...