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Christian Siriano Is in 'Absolute Awe' That First Lady Michelle Obama Wore His Design at DNC

by Jackie Willis 12:39 PM PDT, July 26, 2016
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First Lady Michelle Obama nailed her speech on Monday at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania , and looked flawless doing it.

Per usual, FLOTUS was effortless walking out onto the stage in a simple yet stunning Christian Siriano blue dress and metallic Jimmy Choo shoes. Her demeanor even impressed the man behind the design.

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"It is an incredible honor to have such an amazing woman wear one of my creations," Siriano told ET. "I am in absolute awe.”

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The 30-year-old Project Runway alum also spoke to Vogue about his inspiration behind Michelle's look. "It was about striking the balance with that dress," he explained. "I think the top made it feel powerful and the bottom made it feel soft and kind of romantic. My personal opinion is that it represents her personality, from what I see [having never met her]. She’s such a powerful woman and she is so strong, but she’s also one of the kindest people there is."

Siriano added, "That’s the balance of that dress: a simple silhouette that is still elegant and romantic and covered [up] in a different way. It was also different from what every other woman wore, which was also an interesting choice.”

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Upon getting the request to design a dress for President Barack Obama's wife, Siriano -- who was also behind the black dress she wore to the memorial service for the slain police officers in Dallas, Texas -- said he was careful not to look at her past styles. "I’ve obviously seen things that she’s worn -- you can’t not see them!" he told the high-fashion magazine. "But I actually tried not to psych myself out. I just tried to make a great, beautiful dress."

Michelle's speech was even more inspiring than her style. "Our motto is when they go low, we go high," she declared, a line that quickly went viral. "With every word we utter, with every action we take, we know our kids are watching us."

Everyone from Kerry Washington to Kelly Clarkson to the president himself gushed over the first lady's speech. Here's a look at her inspiring message:

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