They may just look nondescriptly unique and innovative to the uninitiated, but did First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia wore Star Trek inspired fashions during the 2013 Presidential Inauguration?
By: Ringo Bones
According to fashionistas who have logged on some Trekkie and Trekker time, First Lady Michelle Obama’s outfit that she wore during the 2013 Presidential Inauguration during that rather chilly day back in January 21, 2013 was said to be “inspired” by both Vulcan and Romulan formal diplomatic wear used in Star Trek – a classic science fiction TV series first created by the late, great Gene Roddenberry during the 1960s that has since diverged into spinoffs with his blessing. The First Daughters Sasha and Malia were also wearing dresses that look suspiciously Star trek –inspired from the vantage-point of the world’s Trekkie and Trekker communities.
But most hard-core Trekkies and Trekkers (Star Trek fans) were not surprised by the rather Star Trek flavored fashion sense of First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters since back in February 2012, U.S. President Barack Obama officially declared that he was a Trekkie too when one of the cast of the original Star trek series, Nichelle Nichols who played Lieutenant Uhura in the original 1960s era Star Trek, was invited by President Obama to the White House for a personal official tour. Did President Obama’s Trek-based “presidential powers” now extend to his family’s Trek-inspired fashion sense?