The President awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to receipients including former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and to retired Supreme Court associate justice John Paul Stevens at the White House yesterday. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the nation's highest civilian honor, and is presented to individuals who have made meritious contributions the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavours.
Michelle Obama was busy promoting her new book 'American Grown' on Good Morning America and The View earlier today. Mrs Obama was interviewed by Robin Roberts, where she expected her role on her husband's 2012 re-election campaign to be "the same" as before. She also declared her favourite vegetables- broccoli, string beans, carrots and arugula. For this appearance Mrs O wore a pale blue tank, turquoise and white floraled skirt and an Alaia laser cut black belt.
Later in the day Mrs Obama appeared on The View, wearing a broderie anglaise white tank, lilac skirt and white and gold waist belt.
For more on her appearances and American Grown click here and here.
For her two appearances, Mrs O wears a floral dress by Tracy Feith (Arlington) and Moschino (Vietnam Memorial.)
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Mrs O travelled in an olive hued wrap top paired with a Rachel Roy Runway to Green stencil skirt and navy patent Lanvin flats.
For this gathering, Mrs O wore a purple v neck dress with cut out detailing by the hem. An iris pin by Alexis Bittar accessorised the outfit.
|Kennedy Museum Berlin|
You have until May 31st to visit The Kennedy Museum Berlin at its current premises at the Brandenburg Gate.
|Erdem, A/W 2008, V&A Images|
|Catherine Walker Ensemble for Princess Diana, V&A Images|
|Victor Edelstein, V&A Images|
FYI... The New Fashion Gallery at the Museum also opens on the 19th May so be sure to check it out!
|Library of Congress|
Interesting fact- the third floor of the White House and the Truman Balcony have not yet been constructed.
On Friday, Mrs Obama delivered the commencement address for graduates at Virginia Tech.
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