First lady Michelle Obama wowed in a spectacular gown last night worn as she attended the Kennedy Center Honors. She wore a “Michael Kors gold lamé chiffon encrusted shoulder gown from the Resort 2013 collection,” according to the style blog Mrs. O. “Can you say gorgeous?!”
The annual gala held to celebrate great contributors to the arts took place yesterday evening in Washington, D.C. “This year’s honorees, celebrated Sunday night, were Dustin Hoffman, David Letterman, [blues man] Buddy Guy, [ballerina] Natalia Makarova and [rockers] Led Zeppelin,” reports Time.com.
Xerox CEO Ursula Burns and her husband Lloyd Bean were among the esteemed guests who shared the presidential box with the first couple.
After making their grand entrance, the president and first lady watched the formal presentation in a crowd that totaled 2,000. Performances were punctuated with introductions by equally famous artists who saluted the honorees “through performances and heartfelt tributes,” according to the Kennedy Center site. “With Buddy Guy, it’s not just the blues,” actor Morgan Freeman said when introducing the honoree. “It is the blues.”
Comic actor Jack Black “cheekily” introduced the surviving members of Led Zeppelin, according to the Los Angeles Times. President Obama got in on the joking about the rock supergroup as well.
“These guys also redefined the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle,” the president ribbed. “We do not have video of this…. But there was some hotel rooms trashed and mayhem all around. So it’s fitting that we’re doing this in a room with windows that are about 3 inches thick — and Secret Service all around. So, guys, just settle down. These paintings are valuable.”
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(This article has been edited for factual corrections.)