Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Michelle Obama Promotes The Arts in NYC

First Lady Michelle Obama being introduced by Caroline Kennedy
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Last night was the 69th Annual American Ballet Theatre Opening Night Spring Gala held at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. First Lady Michelle Obama, who served as honorary co-chair, attended wearing a black metallic Azzedine Alaïa dress and jacket designed by Thakoon, the Associated Press reports.

The evening event capped off Mrs. Obama's visit to New York to promote the arts. Earlier in the day, Mrs. Obama visited The Metropolitcan Musuem of Art where she cut the ribbon for the re-opening of the Met's Charles Engelhard Court and the American Period Rooms.

(l. to r.) Caroline Kennedy, ABT Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie, ABT Exec. Director Rachel Moore, Michelle Obama, Sharon Patrick, Edward Fox and Dr. Jill Biden
Photo: Mary Hilliard/New York Social Diary

Deborah Roberts and Al Roker
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Cari Modine
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Grace Hightower, socialite and wife of actor Robert DeNiro
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Veronica Webb
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Socialite Susan Fales-Hill (2nd from l.) and Iman (2nd from r.) with friends
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1 comment:

Get Togetha said...

How bad is Grace Hightower...killing them in cornrows...