All the Details on Michelle Obama's Oscars Look

02/25/2013 at 12:50 AM ET

Michelle Obama Oscars Gown
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She was one of the few Oscars guests who didn’t sing a tune, dance a few steps or clutch a trophy, but Michelle Obama’s surprise appearance during Sunday night’s awards show was still one of the most talked-about moments of the broadcast.

The First Lady appeared via video to announce the Best Picture Oscar, looking like she belonged on the Oscars’ Best Dressed List in a glittering, custom smoke gray Naeem Khan gown and Sutra Silver at Fragments jewelry. She wore her bangs straight down but pulled the rest of her hair back into a low bun.

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Though it would have made our night if she had gotten dressed to the nines just to present the award from the White House, Obama actually was taking a quick break from hosting the Governors Dinner — so no word on what she thought of the Les Misérables performance or Seth MacFarlane’s hosting job.

Tell us: Were you surprised to see Michelle Obama? What did you think of her outfit?

–Alex Apatoff

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Tayla on


suzy diamond on

Why, OH WHY……is THIS ADMINISTRATION being shoved down our throats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This was OSCAR NIGHT NOT an EFFING POLITICAL RALLY!!!!!!!!!!! I’m So SICK to death of these people!

Canderson on

The first lady looked amazing in Naeem Khan. She always dresses with taste and class. Her appearance was so appropriate since several films were American historic stories. Brilliant!

Erin on

Poor Suzy Diamond. Your world is ending and there is nothing you can do about it!!! Yet, more to the point of this post – she looked lovely and appropriate and talked about the importance of arts in our culture and society. As First Lady, she is an ambassador for our country AND our culture, and I think her comments totally reflected that.

Jennifer on

She is always a first class lady in whatever she does.

Diana on

What a cheap shot…………. any reason whatsoever to get your face on camera again……even during an entertainment show. Sick of the crossing over of politics and Hollywood

condanchri on

I’m in agreement with Suzy – her ‘surprise’ appearance was unnecessary and inappropriate. 49% of this country (if not more) are sick & tired of this over-exposed administration. I thought the Oscars telecast was pretty good up to that point.

JoAnne on

Not a fan of their politics but i will admit, she is always gorgeous and her and the president are def the hottest pres and first lady ever.
Written by a die hard republican :)

emu on

pleasssseee…… enough with the bangs! They are tooooo heavy! and I agree, this is the Oscars….. not politics!!!!! and I”m not even American! Jeeez people!

Monya on


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