The 36th Kennedy Center Honors Gala

Michelle Obama didn’t disappoint last night at the 36th Annual Kennedy Center Gala, killing it in a Marchesa teal gown and beautiful loose curls. That dude escorting her looked pretty dapper, too.

President Obama Hosts Kennedy Center Honorees At The White House

Who wants to take guesses as to what that green blob in the lower right corner is? It’s in all the photos, so I’m going to go with weird furniture piece of friendly alien from another planet.

I’m normally not a big fan of anything vaguely off-the-shoulder because it’s always reminiscent of a bad Game Of Thrones cosplay, but Obama’s sleeve-type things are really quite gorgeous. The bodice (which is the highlight of the dress) has enough pleated structure to balance the flowy-ness, keeping the whole thing modern. I think that had this dress been some pale color, it would have veered into Renaissance Faire Snow Bunny territory, but the jewel tone keeps it fresh and bright. And let’s be real–teal is clearly this woman’s color. Or possibly emerald, depending on the photo. Both look stunning on her.

Quick digression from fashion so we can talk about love: look at this freaking picture of Barry O. checking out his wife’s whistling skills. The 36th Kennedy Center Honors Gala

I have a real weakness for when people are obviously in love with each other (it’s not always apparent!) and the photos we continue to see of the Obamas that show real, vibrant love warm the cockles of my icy heart. When they talk about each other and the ups and downs of their relationship, I truly think they’re doing a public service by showing a model of a communicative, healthy relationship. Just look at that face. Come on!

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