Get the tissues – designers pen emotional farewells to Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama has been a phenomenal First Lady – and what she has done for American fashion alone has been pretty exceptional.

It therefore comes as no surprise to learn that some of the world’s biggest fashion designers who have had the honour of dressing her over these eight years will miss her terribly.

So much so that some of them have penned emotional farewell letters… some of these will break your heart, or at the very least, make you sob uncontrollably.

“Thank you for your amazing support for not only me, but for every creative who dreams in this country,” wrote Jason Wu, the designer behind her 2009 inauguration gown.

“You inspire me and I am so proud to play a small part in your most extraordinary legacy. I can proudly say that I’ve reached my American Dream.”

Prabal Gurung didn’t hold back either, and said what pretty much every Democrat has been thinking for the past month…

“Thank you for letting us be part of your history. See you in four years as our first female president.”

Jenna Lyons at J.Crew went in a rather poetic direction…

“Dear Mrs. Obama,

Thank you for your GRACE
Thank you for your ELEGANCE
Thank you for your WARMTH
Thank you for your BRIGHT SMILE
Thank you for your INCLUSIVENESS
Thank you for your SUPPORT
Thank you for your INSPIRATION
Thank you for your HUMOR
Thank you for your ACCEPTANCE
Thank you for your STRENGTH
Thank you for your FEARLESSNESS
Thank you for your STYLE
Thank you for your ENORMOUS HEART
Thank you for your LEADERSHIP
Thank you for your DANCE MOVES
Thank you for EVERYTHING”

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