It's good that Michelle is sticking to American designs, and not just for patriotic valeur. Us girls are not sure what feeling Elie Saab tried to evoke with his couture this season:
Lots of layering, heavy embroideries, beading and overtucked gatherings and bows stole away Saab's trademark lightness. A lot of the knee-length cocktail dresses were done in heavy satins but had slits at the knee; the look felt self-conscious and dowdy.
Not to say the clothes are beautifully made, but let's also keep it young and fun...
... in other words, true to the Elie Saab way.