Michelle Obama Rocks Azzedine Alaia For State Of The Union

Beauty & Style | Bené Viera | 01/29/2014 | 11:45 AM EST

The First Lady is flawless in Azzedine Alaia for SOTU

It’s wonderful to know First Lady Michelle Obama will re-wear a dress that's already in her closet for important events. It’s exactly what Mrs. Obama did for last night’s State of the Union address.

President Obama
may have had our attention with his words, but his wife caught our eyes. The FLOTUS wore a forest green Azzedine Alaia dress paired with a matching green bolero jacket. Underneath the elegant knee-length frock she wore black tights and accessorized with a black belt.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Mrs. Obama first rocked this ensemble in December 2012 while giving Barbara Walters a tour of the White House during Christmas time.

Alaia is a Tunisian-born Paris based designer who has actually defended the FLOTUS against Oscar de la Renta’s criticism that she should wear more American designers. In defense of the First Lady Alaia told Women's Wear Daily, “It’s not up to him to give her lessons. Michelle Obama is of her time; Oscar de la Renta is no longer.” Ouch. Such shade.

Michelle Obama’s look is always classy, sophisticated, relatable and still stylish. To know she isn’t afraid to pull out a dress from her closet for something like the SOTU address is only one of many reasons her approval rating remains high. She has this likeable trait down to a tee.

And we’d be remiss not to mention the star of last night’s SOTU. Hands down Army Ranger Cory Remsburg stole the “show.” Remsburg has been deployed 10 times to Iraq and Afghanistan and was nearly killed by a roadside bomb on his last deployment. He was honored as a hero last night, as he should.

 (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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