Michelle Obama Gleams In Last Awards Dinner as First Lady With Congressional Black Caucus

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama at Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s awards dinner on Sept.17, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo: CHRIS KLEPONIS, AFP/Getty Images)
President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama at Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s awards dinner on Sept.17, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo: CHRIS KLEPONIS, AFP/Getty Images)

The Obama administration may be winding down but first lady Michelle Obama is keeping up her high fashion standards, returning to a favorite designer, Naeem Khan, to keep style-watchers gasping with admiration.

The first lady donned a glittery gold gown by Khan for the first couple’s last awards dinner with the Congressional Black Caucus Saturday night in Washington, winning applause in a strapless confection that featured a full skirt, sweetheart neckline and hand-painted gold leaf on black tulle.

First lady Michelle Obama wore Naeem Khan gown to the Congressional Black Caucus dinner in Washington, Sept. 17, 2016. (Photo: Pool, Getty Images)
First lady Michelle Obama wore Naeem Khan gown to the Congressional Black Caucus dinner in Washington, Sept. 17, 2016. (Photo: Pool, Getty Images)

On Twitter, she “glistened” and “shimmered” and “stunned.”

President Obama was there to deliver his last speech before the the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 46th annual dinner, where he took time to praise his wife.

“I’ve been so blessed to have a wife and a partner on this journey who makes it look so easy,” he said, according to the White House transcript. “And is so strong, so honest and so beautiful and so smart.”

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SOURCE: USA Today
Maria Puente