First Lady Michelle Obama stuns in gold at Congressional Black Caucus Awards

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Cementing her status as style icon, first lady Michelle Obama once again stole the spotlight as the Congressional Black Caucus' Annual Phoenix Awards, where Barack Obama was speaking on Saturday evening for the final time as president.

The event, held in Washington, D.C., pays tribute to the legacy and achievements of individuals who have positively impacted the African-American experience. The evening's honorees included Hillary Clinton, recipient of the Trailblazer Award.

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U.S. President Barack Obama and First lady Michelle Obama greet the audience at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 46th annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner in Washington, September 17, 2016. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
U.S. President Barack Obama hugs First lady Michelle Obama at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 46th annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner in Washington, September 17, 2016. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
TOPSHOT - US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive on stage during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Phoenix Awards Dinner on September 17, 2016 in Washington, DC. / AFP / CHRIS KLEPONIS (Photo credit should read CHRIS KLEPONIS/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 17: President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive to address the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 46th Annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner, September 17 2016, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 17: (L-R) President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama arrive at the Phoenix Awards Dinner at Walter E. Washington Convention Center on September 17, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 17: First Lady Michelle Obama arrives to address the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 46th Annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner, September 17 2016, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 17: President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive to address the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 46th Annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner, September 17 2016, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 17: (L-R) President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama arrive at the Phoenix Awards Dinner at Walter E. Washington Convention Center on September 17, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 17: President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive to address the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 46th Annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner, September 17 2016, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 17: President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet guests at the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Foundation's 46th Annual Legislative Conference on September 17, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 17: (L-R) First Lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama greet the crowd at the Phoenix Awards Dinner at Walter E. Washington Convention Center on September 17, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images)
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Wearing a strapless gold Naeem Khan ball gown with hand-painted gold leaf on black tulle, it was hard to take your eyes of the first lady -- and even the president had to acknowledge his wife.

"I've been so blessed to have a wife and a partner on this journey who makes it look so easy," Obama said to applause as he spoke about their 10-year journey from the Senate to the White House. "And is so strong answer so honest and so beautiful and so smart."

The evening look is just the latest in a series of stunning outfits, including Obama's understatement silk blue dress custom-designed by Christian Siriano that she wore at the Democratic National Convention in July.

Siriano, who had a headline-making summer, told ET about working with the first lady. "We make a dress [and] we hope it works," he says. "It's really funny when I have sometimes been working with younger actresses and they are so intense. I'm like, 'I've had less fittings on the first lady's dress than on you.'"

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As stress-free as designing for Obama may have been, it was still a huge moment to have a dress on the first lady as she delivered a stirring speech about the importance of female and black role models while declaring, "I'm with her."

"It's super important. She supports American designers, which is really great," Siriano says, "and that's what we're all here to do: We're here to make women feel their best."

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