The first lady hosted an award ceremony for the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities in the East Room of the White House today. The ceremony recognized arts and humanities education programs that benefit underserved youth.
For the occasion, Mrs. O wore a geometric print dress from Zero + Maria Cornejo, first seen in 2009, here. The dress features Maria Cornejo's signature Shapes print in silk charmeuse fabric, in hues of amethyst, charcoal and cream. The print is inspired by the three basic shapes that Maria Cornejo's designs are derived from – the circle, square and triangle. On a shoe note: Check out Mrs. O's ankle strap pumps!
Update (11/22): With so much enthusiasm for the first lady's shoes, I thought it was only appropriate to provide a close up view. Several readers (and blogs) have credited Zara, which has a look-alike ankle strap style available here. The catch: Mrs. O's version has a criss-cross open heel.