Guess How Much the Fabric for Michelle Obama’s Isabel Toledo Dress Cost?

Look at that face.

The lemongrass embroidered fabric Isabel Toledo used to make Michelle Obama's Inauguration Day outfit is available at Michael's Fabrics. At 33 inches wide, it goes for $500 a yard. If you were to make your own dress out of it, you'd need at least three yards. Surely paying rent could easily be foregone for the fun arts-and-crafts weekend you'd get out of making a Michelle number at home. The $1,500 spring version of the outfit hitting Barneys stores in March must be made from cheaper fabric. [UnBeige]