Michelle Obama Flaunts Deep Cleavage in Yellow & Silver Maxi Dress in New Photo with Lin-Manuel Miranda and Fans React
Michelle Obama has fans talking after posing in a bejeweled maxi dress that showed off her cleavage. The former first lady was paying tribute to her friend Lin-Manuel Miranda, but netizens couldn't help noticing her ensemble.
On Sunday evening, Obama was at the 2019 American Portrait Gala in Washington DC, where "Hamilton" creator, Miranda, was an honoree alongside others like Anna Wintour and Jeff Bezos.
According to Cheatsheet, Miranda and Obama first met in 2009 when his hit production "Hamilton" was still a work-in-progress. The two have since become friends and even work together on a non-profit that encourages voting.
Obama literally broke the internet when she sported the sparkly footwear to the NYC stop of her "Becoming" book tour
It was no surprise then that Obama was chosen to present Miranda with his prize at the Gala benefitting the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. And the Chicago native showed up to the event in style.
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Every two years, @smithsoniannpg awards the “Portrait of a Nation Prize” for achievements in the worlds of science, performing arts, business, fashion and media. The museum has recently acquired portraits of this year's honorees, including three commissioned artworks: 🏆Lin-Manuel Miranda, award-winning composer, lyricist, actor and creator of the Broadway production Hamilton: An American Musical, by Mark Seliger 🏆Frances Arnold, scientist, engineer and Nobel Laureate, by Katy Grannan 🏆Jeffrey P. Bezos, founder of Amazon and Blue Origin, owner of the Washington Post, tech entrepreneur and philanthropist, by Robert McCurdy 🏆Indra Nooyi, business executive and named by Forbes as one of world’s 100 most powerful women, by Jon R. Friedman 🏆Anna Wintour, Editor in Chief of Vogue, U.S. Artistic Director and Global Content Advisor of Condé Nast, by Annie Leibovitz 🏆Earth, Wind & Fire (Maurice White [posthumously], Philip Bailey, Verdine White, Ralph Johnson), award-winning American band, by Bruce W. Talamon Tonight the museum will honor the group at the American Portrait Gala, which was established in 2015 to strengthen the museum’s endowment for exhibitions and to focus attention on the museum’s work with living sitters and contemporary artists. You can see all of their portraits through Aug. 30, 2020 in the museum's "Recent Acquisitions" exhibition. #myNPG
Obama packed on the glam in a yellow floor-length dress with thin straps and a low-cut neckline. The outfit also featured jewel embellishments and the "Becoming" author accessorized with earrings.
As one of the honorees, Miranda’s portrait was added to the collection at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery and Obama couldn’t help gushing over his attributes on Instagram.
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So proud to present my friend Lin-Manuel Miranda with the Portrait of a Nation Prize at the National Portrait Gallery. I first met Lin more than a decade ago, when he came to the White House to perform the opening number from what he described as a “concept album.” And, as we all know, his little concept, Hamilton, became a global phenomenon. But what I love most is that he believes it’s his duty to lift up those around him, especially the next generation. It’s why he’s created a Hamilton curriculum for schools, made sure kids from all over can see his shows, and raised millions of dollars for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. And it’s why he is working so hard to make sure folks are voting in every election and using that freedom that so many fought so hard for. He’s someone who has, in melody and rhyme and connection, painted as honest a portrait of our country as I’ve ever seen. Love this guy. ....... Stylist @meredithkoop Hair @yenedamtew Makeup @carlraymua
A FRIEND'S TRIBUTE
Alongside a photo of herself and the multi-hyphenate posing with his portrait, Obama wrote:
"So proud to present my friend Lin-Manuel Miranda with the Portrait of a Nation Prize at the National Portrait Gallery. I first met Lin more than a decade ago, when he came to the White House to perform the opening number from what he described as a ‘concept album.’ And, as we all know, his little concept, Hamilton, became a global phenomenon."
FAN REACTIONS TO THE DRESS
Obama also went on to highlight Miranda’s humanitarian efforts, including raising funds for Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico and encouraging people to vote.
Fans, however, could not help noticing the former first lady’s outfit and left raving reviews in the comment section.
"You looking ah-mazing!!!!" one excited Instagram user wrote.
"Michelle looks so beautiful," chimed in another.
"That dress is amazing," a third person pointed out.
During her time as the first lady of the United States and even afterward, Obama has crafted the reputation of one who knows how to make statements and generate conversation with her outfit choice.
According to a 2017 New York Times article, so influential were Obama’s fashion picks that an academic study published in the Harvard Business Review reviewed her effect on fashion brands.
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Sunday night in Nashville, I walked off stage for the final time on my #IAmBecoming tour. After 34 stops, from Chicago to Copenhagen and Vancouver to Atlanta, I couldn’t be more humbled—or more hopeful. I started this journey knowing that in order for you all to know who I was, you had to know my whole story—the broken parts, the struggles, and the imperfections. It wasn’t always easy to share those moments, but I know that it’s only because of them that I was able to become something more. So thank you all—all the young people I met along the way, all the folks sitting in the balconies, all the book clubs who generated real discussions—for recognizing that truth in your own lives, and for sharing it not just with me but with the world. If each of us can do more of that, if we can be a little more vulnerable, a little more honest with ourselves and with each other, then maybe we can pay that lesson forward to someone else. Maybe we’ll be able to offer each other a little more grace. And maybe then, we can more fully embrace the ways we are the same. To me, that’s how we can all keep becoming, together.
POST-WHITE HOUSE FASHION
"She realized very early on that everything she did had ramifications," designer Thom Browne told the outlet. "[She understood] that people did not just want to know how she looked, but what she was about."
Since leaving the White House, Obama also seems to have embraced more daring style trends, as Us Weekly noted. There are many instances to cite, but her glittery thigh-high boots from last December stand out the most.
Obama literally broke the internet when she sported the sparkly footwear to the NYC stop of her "Becoming" book tour moderated by the lovely Sarah Jessica Parker.
Something tells us we’ve not seen the end of Obama’s fashion and style adventures and we can’t wait for the next ensemble that gets the world talking.