Events — 06 December 2012
Michelle Obama Glows At 2012 Kennedy Center Honors In Michael Kors

The Kennedy Center Honors is one of Washington D.C.’s most glamorous nights, when A-listers like Meryl Streep and Naomi Watts get to rub shoulders with the capital’s finest (President Barack Obama included).

Unfortunately for the evening’s honorees, winning means you get draped with a rather gaudy rainbow-striped ribbon that’s, like, totally outfit-ruining. (A shame, because 2012 honoree David Letterman was looking mighty dapper last night.) Fortunately Michelle Obama gets to attend every year without donning a multicolored collar… and last night was her best Kennedy Center Honors dress yet.

FLOTUS, who sat in an opera box with her husband, glowed in a gold lamé chiffon gown from Michael Kors’ Resort 2013 collection. The dress featured crystallized embellishments around the neckline and a high waist and high armholes that highlighted her upper arms — a classic FLOTUS cut. (Also, Michael Kors again! Trend alert…)

This is Michelle’s fourth Kennedy Center Honors appearance: in 2009 she wore a lavender Grecian gown, in 2010 she chose glittering burgundy velvet and in 2011 she stunned in a vivid blue Vera Wang. But we say this gold creation was our favorite look yet.

Also stunning was Tina Fey, who spoke onstage in a long-sleeved gold lace dress, and Naomi Watts and Meryl Streep. Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi also held their own sartorially among the Hollywood glitterati, sporting jade green and light blue respectively.

But Mrs. O literally outshined them all.

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