As overflow guests look on in the Grand Foyer, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama wait to be introduced before the Kennedy Center Honors event that was held in the East Room of the White House, Dec. 6, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama listen to
pianist Awadagin Pratt perform during the White House Music Series Evening of Classical Music concert, in the East Room of the White House, Nov. 4, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton)
Last night the First Lady attended Christmas in Washington, a Christmas concert featuring a number of prominent artists including Mary J. Blige, Neil Diamond, Sugarland, Rob Thomas, and Usher.
Mrs. Obama wore a simple and elegant black v-neck dress with a full skirt. Mrs. O informs us that it is the work of Isabel Toledo.
The President and First Lady returned from receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo Norway on Friday afternoon. For the trip back, Mrs. Obama wore a black and camel dress and matching jacket with tall, brown-leather boots. Mrs. O informs us that the outfit was designed by Narciso Rodriguez and was originally worn during the “We Are One” concert, which was part of the inauguration festivities in January.
A banquet was among the festivities that the First Couple was invited to as a part of President Obama’s receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. For the occassion, the First Lady picked a pale blue evening gown and matching jacket by designer Azzedine Alaïa. The gown has a relatively simple top with double straps on each shoulder and beading around the trim, but from there it gets interesting. There is a wide sequined band separating the top from the skirt, which is composed of alternating bands of sequins and pleated fabric. Mrs. Obama accented the outfit with satin pumps, and very modern, long, dangling earrings.
On Friday, First Lady Michelle Obama was in Oslo, Norway with her husband, as he was being honored with the Nobel Peace Prize. For the occassion, the First Lady wore a stunning gold jacket and dress, paired with a yellow scarf. On her feet were a pair of simple gold pumps. The ensemble left her looking positively regal!
First Lady Michelle Obama looks at pictures of past Nobel Prize recipients at the Norwegian Nobel Institute in Oslo, Norway, Dec. 10, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Yesterday President Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize, and his lovely bride was on hand to dance the night away with him. Mrs. Obama wore a silver floor length evening gown with what must have been quite the heels underneath, as she looks taller than Barack in the photo!
While it is not entirely certain who designed the First Lady’s ensemble (there’s a matching jacket in some photos I’ll post later), Mrs. O seems to have a strong belief that it is the work of Azzedine Alaia.