Michelle Obama, who has been enjoying a relatively low-key post-White House stretch with former President Barack Obama, stood in the spotlight again Wednesday, and the church of public opinion said “Amen!”
The former first lady wowed attendees at the ESPY awards in Los Angeles wearing a black Cushnie et Ochs dress that was all curves and slashes, Jennifer Fisher jewelry and Gianvito Rossi shoes. On hand to honor the late Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of the Special Olympics, with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, Obama drew the longest, loudest ovation of the night.
The ESPYs have become a high-profile event, a celebration of sports and sports personalities, but Obama gave the evening a markedly high-fashion feel. And the public noticed.
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Known for setting her own style course throughout the Obama’s eight years in the White House, Michelle Obama is playing things relatively low-key as she and her family remain in Washington, D.C. The former president and first lady, still relatively young, are choosing their spots. Wednesday night was one of them.