This past year brought us a new president and
a new style icon. From the moment Barack and Michelle Obama
ventured onto the campaign trail, we realized the world of fashion would never be the same. From blogs solely dedicated to the first lady's wardrobe to news headlines about her style choices, fashionistas and non-fashionistas alike have been inspired to cinch belts, rock bows and accessorize with brooches. There's no question—she earned her spot on our best-dressed list of 2009.