Balenciaga Boot Showdown: Malaysia Pargo Takes on Michelle Obama in the Dazzling Footwear

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Michelle Obama may have some competition from Malaysia Pargo when it comes to her now-iconic Balenciaga boots.

The footwear retails for $4,000 and was first created by Balenciaga designer Demna Gvasalia in 2016,according to The Cut.

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Malaysia Pargo (left) and Michelle Williams (right). (Photos: Robin L Marshall, Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

The “Basketball Wives” star recently wore the same thigh-high metallic boots to co-star Jennifer Williams’ sip and shop event last week, which was put on in part to honor Williams’ late mother. The May 1 event primarily celebrated the launch of the first physical location for her Classy Girl Wardrobe clothing line.

Pargo paired the boots with an off-the-shoulder black dress, long cardigan-style sweater and a matching bag. She kept the makeup relatively simple, playing up her eyes some with lashes and adding a metallic look to her eyelids. Her hair was styled in a sleek bob.

Malaysia Pargo attends the Jennifer Williams Classy Girl Wardrobe sip and shop at Beverly Muse on May 1, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo: Robin L Marshall/Getty Images)

Pargo’s take on the pricey boots comes about six months after Obama wore the same footwear to wide acclaim when she promoted her memoir “Becoming” during a chat with Sarah Jessica Parker at Barclays Center in December 2018.

The former first lady caught everyone’s attention with the shimmery shoes, which she paired with a bright yellow wrap dress from the spring/summer 2019 ready-to-wear Balenciaga collection, which was not yet available at the time.

Like Pargo did later on, Obama also kept her makeup relatively simple. Keeping a bold brow, she opted for a reddish-pink lip color and let the dress and the boot soak up all the attention. Her hair was styled in loose, shoulder-length waves.

Former first lady Michelle Obama onstage with Sarah Jessica Parker at Barclays Center on Dec. 19, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

After fans caught a glimpse of both looks, they let their feelings fly about who pulled off the statement boots the best.

“Auntie Michele could of wore a rainbow trash bag with these boots and she would get my vote 😩”

“there’s nothing quite like seeing Michelle rocking them that first time 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾”.

“Have to go with the Queen @michelleobama just effortless.”

“Michelle slayed🔥🔥🔥”

“Malaysia use to dress so nice .. don’t know what happen to her lol.”

“I like Malaysia but I feel like she never gets it right for me in the fashion department.. Her looks are never cohesive.”

“I haaaaated Michelle’s dress. Made her hangin body look like a sack of potatoes! 😩”

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