Michelle Obama

First lady gives formal gown an encore performance

Sep. 24, 2012 at 11:20 AM ET

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Michelle Obama, wearing Michael Kors, waves as she walks onstage to address the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 42nd Annual Phoenix Awards dinner in Washington on Sept. 22.

Michelle Obama knows how to wow with her formal wear, and now it seems as if she's recycling her favorites. (How very Duchess Kate!)

The first lady wore an elegant Michael Kors black georgette pleated one-shoulder dress at the Congressional Black Caucus Gala in Washington, D.C. on Saturday. She paired the stunner with a sparkly, sophisticated rhinestone belt and silver drop earrings.

As Mrs.-O.com points out, this it' aint this gown's first time at the political rodeo, as Michelle wore it back in June at a White House ceremony honoring Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, Israeli President Shimon Peres. Back then, Michelle accessorized with a vintage gold Dior belt, black drop earrings by House of Lavande and pointy heels.

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Look familiar? Michelle Obama wearing Michael Kors while escorting Israeli President Shimon Peres for a dinner where he would be presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom on June 13 at the White House.

What do you think of Michelle's fashion choice? Are you a fan? Let us know!

Rina Raphael is a TODAY editor who admittedly doesn't let a few stains stop her from wardrobe repeats.

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