InStyle Magazine
Updated Mar 15, 2017 @ 12:28 pm
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It seems like yesterday that First Lady Michelle Obama came into our lives, with all of her beauty, intelligence, spirit, and chic style choices. In the last year of her role, she has taken more fashion risks than ever—demonstrating her sartorial prowess and evolution. High-fashion silhouettes and bold hues have been on the agenda, as well as embracing unexpected brands.

She wore an industry favorite at the Presidential Medal of Freedom Ceremony on Tuesday in the East Room of the White House, opting for none other than Belgian designer Dries Van Noten. Her floral print silk dress is another one of her signatures, as well as one of the brand’s trademarks because of its silk robe-inspired shape.

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Three-quarter-length sleeves and a midi length rounded out the dress’s details, while the First Lady pulled her hair back into a sleek chignon to let the frock play centerstage. Gemstone drop earrings played on the regal purple hues in her dress—a piece she wore once before, last November at the World Innovation Summit for Education in Qatar:

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Ellen DeGeneres, Diana Ross, Cicely Tyson, and Robert De Niro were among the 21 honorees at Tuesday’s festivities. They even participated in a mannequin challenge: the second in the White House after FLOTUS completed one of her own with Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

We are certainly going to miss seeing the First Lady in all her fashion glory, so we’re savoring every last one of her looks before the year comes to an end.

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