First Lady Style: Kennedy Center Honors Through The Years

A look at this year's Monique Lhuillier gown and the First Lady's brilliant jewel-toned gown selections through the years.

Celia L. Smith Dec, 09, 2014


Mrs. O clearly has a penchant for wearing gem-toned gowns to the Kennedy Center Honors. This year’s peach sapphire Monique Lhuillier Spring 2015 number stayed the course with it’s iridescent tinsel-like embellishments, sweetheart neckline and ethereal tulle overlay. Swoon!

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Last year, the First Lady was ahead of the off-the-shoulder trend when she donned this emerald Marchesa stunner.

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36th Annual Kennedy Center Honors Gala in Marchesa.

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Michelle Obama struck gold in 2012 when she sported this lamé Michael Kors empire waist frock with a jeweled bib, she’s always done an exquisite job at shining.

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Nothing was cooler then the cobalt blue baby she wore in 2011 by Jason Wu. This strapless sapphire-hued gown had endless tiers ad she managed to pull it off fabulously with flats.

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36th Annual Kennedy Center Honors Gala in Jason Wu.

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It was all about ruby red for 2010 when the the First Lady decked the White House halls in this Naeem Khan gown.

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This majestic Peter Soronen gown in a sweet shade of amethyst gathered and cinched the First Lady for a hot hourglass silhouette at the 32nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors.


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