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Kennedy Center Honors

The President and First Lady arrived for a reception at the White House for the 2013 Kennedy Center Honorees this evening. For the occasion, Mrs. O wore an off-the-shoulder emerald green gown.

Update: The fabulous Mrs. O is wearing Marchesa!

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Stunning! Mrs. O has always been at the top of her game for the Kennedy Center Honors and this year is no exception. Vera Wang?

Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 9:35 PM | Unregistered Commentera Mom in MI

The color is gorgeous, but this is a rare miss for Mrs. Obama. I usually adore her choices for evening wear, but this gown seems a little too big, and weirdly structured. Still, her smile is as beautiful as ever.

Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 10:24 PM | Unregistered CommenterSuze

Dress color looks more teal than emerald. The dress is lovely.

Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 10:59 PM | Unregistered CommenterSusan


Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 11:07 PM | Unregistered Commenterdasie

Simply gorgeous! Best looking couple there for sure.

Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 11:21 PM | Unregistered CommenterRuth

The lovely Mr. and Mrs. O!

More photos here: http://theobamadiary.com/

Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 11:45 PM | Registered CommenterSoccerNana

This is a woman. A queen. Oooowheee.

Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 11:47 PM | Registered CommenterLota

Regal without the necessity of a tiara. The smiles say it all. Wow.

Monday, December 9, 2013 at 12:22 AM | Unregistered CommenterMrs. Nakajima

The First Lady looks beautiful! What a lovely gown!

Monday, December 9, 2013 at 1:26 AM | Unregistered CommenterLea

Absolutely Beautiful!

Monday, December 9, 2013 at 5:24 AM | Registered Commentermimij

Oh my goodness. Wow ! How lovely.

Monday, December 9, 2013 at 7:31 AM | Registered CommenterJestina ( London, England)


Monday, December 9, 2013 at 9:55 AM | Registered CommenterBB

Absolutely lovely Marchesa gown. The photos from the Obamadiary show how elegant the dress is with the draped bodice.

Monday, December 9, 2013 at 10:32 AM | Unregistered CommenterDrjcwash@aol.com

She looks amazing! What a beautiful dress.

Monday, December 9, 2013 at 12:18 PM | Unregistered CommenterEmily

She really does formal (and casual) well!

Monday, December 9, 2013 at 12:32 PM | Unregistered Commenterann50

OMG'ssssss !!!! No words but Marvellous !

Monday, December 9, 2013 at 12:57 PM | Unregistered Commenterjosée from Martinique

So lovely! I wish I could see her shoes!

Monday, December 9, 2013 at 1:34 PM | Unregistered CommenterFun!

Wow! Love her

Monday, December 9, 2013 at 1:47 PM | Unregistered Commenterprudence south africa

Two ladies in WOW! outfits: Mrs Obama and the young woman in military-looking garb nearby.

Monday, December 9, 2013 at 2:33 PM | Unregistered CommenterCamilleA

Wow! Stunning!

Monday, December 9, 2013 at 5:47 PM | Unregistered CommenterMaggie

Stunning!!!!!!!!!! Its a Marchesa design

Monday, December 9, 2013 at 5:57 PM | Unregistered CommenterMelly

According to the Los Angeles Times, this is a Marchesa. What a statement!

Monday, December 9, 2013 at 6:27 PM | Unregistered CommenterAlex Venegas

Are you able to please add a credit line to mention that her gown is by Marchesa? Thanks!!

Monday, December 9, 2013 at 6:46 PM | Unregistered CommenterMarchesa

Simply stunning. Custom Marchesa! :)

Monday, December 9, 2013 at 7:06 PM | Unregistered CommenterMorningside Heights

Speechless……..this is the “epitome of Elegance” – her exceptional stylish choices is represented dramatically in this dress. Love the flowiness and movement of the skirt.

Monday, December 9, 2013 at 8:52 PM | Registered CommenterFern Gullie

And here I thought "Never in my lifetime..." before the election of Barack H. Obama as President of the United States of America. ...Well, I now believe that lightning has struck twice, with Michelle L. Obama as First Lady of the United States. I simply cannot imagine another like her. Intelligence, elegance, style (Oh, god! Style!), graciousness, authenticity, and confidence personified...and a Lady for the Ages. Whew! The Ancestors must all be smiling...

Monday, December 9, 2013 at 10:08 PM | Unregistered CommenterMarcus Perry

Absolutely breathtaking. She is simply gorgeous. The Prez cleans up pretty well himself:).

Monday, December 9, 2013 at 11:51 PM | Unregistered CommenterADivineOriginal

Stunning...absolutely beautiful! They are such a beautiful example of true love, happiness and good will. Love our President, First Lady and the Obama family...God bless them and God bless America!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 11:59 AM | Unregistered Commenternellinraleigh

Simply Breathtaking

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 3:03 PM | Unregistered CommenterAlisa

Simply beautiful. A wonderful first lady.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 9:46 PM | Unregistered CommenterSimple beautiful.

This dress from the waist down is beautiful. The bodice style does absolutely nothing for Mrs Obama's figure. She looks flat-chested and droopy. Like the shoulders have fallen off! One of the worst formal dresses I have ever seen, in my opinion.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 10:40 PM | Unregistered Commenterann

Stunning. Gorgeous. I love Marchesa. I luv,luv, luv FLOTUS in Marchesa! Best look contender!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 10:54 PM | Unregistered CommenterDrDee

Someone wrote that the gown is weirdly structured and appears too big, but the fitted bodice shows her nice figure and serves as a sexy counterpoint to the full skirt. I don't think there was any dancing at the Kennedy Center, but imagine dancing in THIS! The back would swing out, and Mrs. Obama would feel like an angel flying through the air. I LOVE the dress, and I LOVE the color!

Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 12:03 PM | Unregistered CommenterNena Peltin

Our First Lady is looking fabulous, as always... the flow of the dress is devine.. but I wish the top was more of a sweetheart.. then it would really give the top a more 'cokebottle' sillouette to really show her figure off.. but the First Lady looks like she is just floating on air.......

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 11:30 PM | Unregistered Commenterpatsy soto

Absolutely gorgeous!

Monday, December 30, 2013 at 7:52 AM | Unregistered CommenterZudie

I wish people would not be so mean when their tastes are not up to scratch, you don't have half the taste she does. Way to go Mrs O.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 10:01 AM | Unregistered Commenterprudence

Mrs. O is Stunning-just beautiful as ever. I love that Sexy hair style-Oh, My Goodness what a look. The President is Beaming, also. So Handsome.

Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 12:29 AM | Unregistered CommenterPatricia Ann

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