For her final State of the Union address as First Lady, Michelle Obama chose to wear a dress from one of America’s foremost designers, Narciso Rodriguez.

Last night [Tuesday, January 12, 2016] was the second time Rodriguez became part of a monumental event in American history. On November 4, 2008, Mrs. Obama wore a dress from the designer’s Spring 2009 Collection to celebrate her husband Barack Obama’s victory as the first African-American president of the United States. “It was both emotional and exhilarating,” Rodriguez said. “To be part of this memorable moment in history was a great honor.”

In 1996, Rodriguez received international acclaim when he designed the bias-cut sheath wedding dress that Carolyn Bessette wore when she married John Kennedy, Jr.

As Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of American Vogue has said, “No one but Narciso has ever made a simple line look more stunning.”

Narciso Rodriguez’s fashion house is based in New York City, where he shows his women’s ready-to-wear collections.

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