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Last week, the 20th Annual Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival commenced in beautiful Martha’s Vineyard, bringing out industry luminaries and film buffs, which just so happened to include the former president and first lady of the United States. Barack and Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance, making headlines for the pop-in and for their on-point summer style.
To introduce the screening of their upcoming Netflix documentary Descendant, they both gave casual looks a tailored approach. The former president teamed a navy collared shirt with gray slacks, while the Becoming author’s ensemble also spoke volumes to the crowd. Mrs. Obama opted for an oh-so-chic white maxi dress that was perfect for the Massachusetts island. The dress featured tassels around the waist and a thigh-high slit. For accessories, she layered up with gold and white necklaces and gold hoops.
Descendant is the latest work picked up by the couple’s production company Higher Ground Productions, and scheduled to be released on the streaming platform sometime this year. The film follows a community in Alabama who are descendants of the Clotilda, the last known slave ship to bring captives from Africa to the U.S illegally.
Like most who witness the breezy, effortless look, we haven’t been able to get it out of our minds since the former First Lady stepped on stage in it. But lucky for you, our obsession developed results, and we found the exact dress Michelle Obama wore. It’s called the Veda Long Dress ($518) from India-based label Hemant and Nandita.
Don’t hesitate to add it to your cart, because like other pieces from Mrs. Obama’s stylish wardrobe, this one is going to go fast.