First Lady Michelle Obama wore a Narciso Rodriguez cobalt-and-white silk top with a navy double face crepe skirt to the National Medal for Museum and Library Service award presentation at the White House Wednesday.
Obama is no stranger to Rodriguez’s designs. She has worn his clothes on several major occasions during her husband’s presidency, including the marigold wool crepe dress she wore to the State of the Union address in January and the striking red and black dress she donned on election night in 2008. She also wore a Rodriguez dress to the president’s first State of the Union address in 2009.
When Obama traveled to Buenos Aires in March, she also wore Rodriguez’s purple and amber mineral-dye printed dress.
(Interestingly, this week, Julia Louis Dreyfus wore Rodriguez’s marigold dress on “Veep” that Obama wore to the State of the Union and Kerry Washington later wore on an episode of “Scandal.”)
As for today’s White House event, the Institute of Museum and Library Services awarded 10 recipients the 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the country’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community. Among the winners were the Brooklyn Public Library in Brooklyn, N.Y., the Chicago History Museum in Chicago and the Santa Ana Public Library in Santa Ana, Calif.