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

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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]