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Throughout the President's first term the First Lady had several glam moments and this oxblood J.Mendel was definitely a favorite at the BET Honors 2012 in Washington, D.C.
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While hosting a dinner with the U.S. Armed Forces the First Lady opted for an attention-grabbing shade of cobalt blue by Jason Wu to ramp up the President's classic style.
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Two words: simply stunning! Michelle Obama pulled out her best look in her husband's honor –– a georgette pleated one-shoulder Michael Kors gown, vintage Dior belt and House of Lavande jewels. A wonderful selection for the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony.
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Piled on pearls to match a marvelous teal Marchesa gown shows our First Lady is a true fashionista at heart.
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This Doo-Ri Chung one-shoulder gown was a shade perfectly fit for the First Lady.
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Mrs. O is beyond glamorous in this Peter Soronen one-shoulder, electric blue gown.
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Peter Soronen does it again, this time in a sparkling strapless gown. She tops her best look generously with pearls.
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Straight from the Fall ’10 Michael Kors runway, Michelle Obama personalizes this sequin paillette skirt with a Peter Soronen belt.
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Michelle Obama looks royal in this Ralph Lauren gown — perfectly fit to dine with the Queen.
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She stuns us again in Michael Kors, this time in a chic gown.
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The First Lady flutters with ease in this scarlet halter chiffon gown.
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Tapping into haute couture style, the First Lady dazzled the world in this red Alexander McQueen off the shoulder gown.
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Beautifully embellished Mrs. O strolls the corridors of the White House with her husband in a beautifully beaded Naeem Khan number.
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Michelle Obama sports designer Naeem Khan yet again, this time in a more delicately designed foil print gown.
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In another brilliantly beaded Naeem Khan gown the First Lady sparkles.
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The First Lady loves Ford, Tom Ford that is. Michelle Obama is pristine in this winter white gown with gloves to match.
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At the Pritzker Architecture Prize Event in D.C. Mrs. O looks regal in a Reed Krakoff halter gown with leather trim.
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In this jaw-dropping, sapphire Jason Wu gown the first lady made it a look to remember.
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At the first inaugural ball in 2009 Michelle Obama stunned the world with her style early-on when she unleashed this Jason Wu one-shoulder gown.
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At the Smithsonian, Mrs. Obama donated the original one-shouldered, white-silk chiffon gown, created by designer Jason Wu, embellished with organza flowers that have Swarovski crystal centers.
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Mrs. O wore a pair of gifted satin peep toe Jimmy Choo’s with her inaugural gown.
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Loree Rodkin jewels were the final touch to her inaugural look.
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