Cementing her status as style icon, first lady Michelle
Obama once again stole the spotlight as the Congressional Black Caucus' Annual
Phoenix Awards, where Barack Obama was speaking on Saturday evening for the
final time as president.
The event, held in Washington, D.C., pays tribute to the
legacy and achievements of individuals who have positively impacted the
African-American experience. The evening’s honorees included Hillary Clinton, recipient
of the Trailblazer Award.
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Wearing a strapless gold Naeem Khan ball gown with
hand-painted gold leaf on black tulle, it was hard to take your eyes of the
first lady -- and even the president had to acknowledge his wife.
“I’ve been so blessed to have a wife and a partner on this
journey who makes it look so easy,” Obama said to applause as he spoke about
their 10-year journey from the Senate to the White House. “And is so strong
answer so honest and so beautiful and so smart.”