As mentioned, Mrs. Obama was awarded by the Council of Fashion Designers of America with
As mentioned, Mrs. Obama was awarded by the Council of Fashion Designers of America with the Board of Directors’ Special Tribute. White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers was scheduled to accept the award for Mrs. O but neither of the ladies made it to NYC for the star-studded affair.
Mrs. Obama did send a pre-taped acceptance speech via video and thanked the CFDA for the prestigious honor wearing her signature bob, a crisp white shirt and a classic string of pearls. She informed guests that she found fashion “liberating, inspiring and most of all fun.”