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She’s a first-class former First Lady

Since departing from the White House, former First Lady Michelle Obama has had the chance to play with style and fashion in a much more transparent way than she could in her previous role. From daring thigh-high boots to silky silhouettes, she has been able to retire some of her power suits for the chance to wear more daring pieces. This past week, while honoring long-time friend, composer, and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda at the American Portrait Gala in D.C. she stepped out in a jaw-dropping neon-yellow custom-made gown.

The gown was made specifically for Michelle by Schiaparelli to introduce the creator of Hamilton at the gala. The concept of the night and the dress surrounded one of the common themes of the breakout Broadway musical of creating a legacy.

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Though Michelle need not remind the world of her legacy, the dress worked to support the theme and move her into the world of iconic fashion. The gown, in one of her most-worn colors, was chosen to capture and match Michelle’s strength and energy, as explained by Creative Director Daniel Roseberry.

With a sweetheart neckline and silky finish, the gown was a true showstopper. But Roseberry did not stop there. To further capture Michelle’s personality, a full-length crystal bodice was draped on top of the gown, witch matching teardrop earrings.

This haute couture moment is sure to cement Michelle as a legacy even more so than before.