First Lady Michelle Obama nailed the Oscar red carpet “sexy metallic” trend in her sizzling beaded, metallic Naeem Khan dress when she announced the Best Picture Academy Award via satellite on Feb. 24. Mrs. Obama, who is a big movie fan, was approached by the Academy to do the honors.
“The Academy Awards approached the First Lady about being a part of the ceremony,” the spokesperson told Access Hollywood. “As a movie lover, she was honored to present the award and celebrate the artists who inspire us all -- especially our young people -- with their passion, skill and imagination.”
The dress was admired by two very different audiences. The First Lady took a break from the National Governors Association Dinner at the White House to present a humbled Ben Affleck with the best picture Oscar for “Argo.”
The New York Daily News reports that no one was happier than the designer to see the First Lady rocking the dress in front of the Academy Awards viewers. “Tonight was a night beyond my imagination. The First Lady looked so glamorous and I feel incredibly honored,” Khan told The News. “I was so happy to see that metallics were a big trend on the red carpet at the Oscars tonight since I have a long-time love for silver and gold and have always used them in my collection,” the honored designer said. “Metallics provide texture and sheen that make a dress red carpet-worthy.”
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