A few hours following her ribbon cutting at the MET, the First Lady was at Lincoln Center for the 69th Spring Gala of the American Ballet Theater. I attended and noticed that even serious ballet enthusiasts were excited to hear Mrs. Obama’s remarks at the beginning of the show. Guests included Susan Fales-Hill, Lynn Whitfield, Al Roker and wife Deborah Roberts and (insert drumroll here) Iman. Hmmm… Oh and Herbie Hancock brought the house down with his special piano performance.
Here, Mrs. Obama delivers her short but sweet speech in a chic Azzedine Alaia number after being introduced by Caroline Kennedy.