When Michelle Obama joined Barack to present the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House, she was glowing. After all, this is an annual event she's attended before, and it's quite exciting. As her husband spoke about honorees throughout history and recognized 21 new recipients (including Ellen Degeneres, Diana Ross, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Hanks, Michael Jordan, and more), Michelle celebrated in the audience.
She was wearing an outfit we immediately recognized: a Dries Van Noten silk robe dress and gemstone earrings that perfectly complemented the look. While Michelle previously worked the combination at a World Innovation Summit in Qatar, she gave off fresh vibes this time around. Her hair was pulled back into a tight, polished bun, suggesting utmost certainty.
If there's anything our FLOTUS can be sure of, this ensemble worked before, it's working now, and it will remain classic, so long as she wears it with so much confidence. Read on to see Michelle in one of her most chic silhouettes, not once but twice, then shop similar styles inspired by her strong statement.