Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama dazzles in blue gown ... and flats

Dec. 5, 2011 at 12:22 PM ET

Yuri Gripas / Reuters /
Talk about an entrance: President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive at the Kennedy Center Honors reception at the White House in Washington on Dec. 4, 2011.

At last night's Kennedy Center Honors reception in Washington, D.C., a glowing Michelle Obama — holding hands with president Barack Obama — stunned the crowd in a strapless, tiered, cobalt blue custom gown by Vera Wang. The first lady topped off the look with elegant chandelier earrings by Miguel Ases and a chic braided updo.

Brendan Smialowski / Pool / EPA /
Michelle Obama and president Barack Obama greet visitors at the Kennedy Center Honors reception.

The one surprise? Michelle skipped heels in lieu of glittering silver flats.

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