The First Lady of flawlessness—otherwise known as Michelle Obama—hosted the Cooper Hewitt National Design Awards Luncheon at her humble abode (aka the White House) this week, in honor of different types of design visionaries.
“What I discover is that these men and women are some of the most daring and creative minds in the world,” she said in her speech. “From a designer at Google who’s using data and crowdsourcing to create art that will take your breath away, to the former Hollywood set designers who are now creating some of the most unique buildings and interiors that you’ll ever see. And then there’s this fashion designer whose parents tried to convince him to be a lawyer, or a doctor, or a dentist, or something like that.”
Narciso Rodriguez was not only among this year’s recipients, but Michelle honored him in a major way by wearing one of his designs for the event. Obama talked about how Rodriguez’s parents wanted him to pursue a career in law or medicine (ugh—parents, amirite?) before saying:
“I’m sure that I speak for all women when I say that I’m grateful that Narciso chose another path.”
Next week, Michelle will be opening up the White House once again to house the Fashion Education Workshop on October 8 during National Design Week – October 4-12. But first, you can watch the ceremony in the video up above.
VIDEO CREDIT: White House via YouTube