Michelle Obama Fever Hits Models, Designers at American Ballet Theater Spring Gala

Dree Hemingway and Amanda Cutter Brooks, both in Calvin Klein, with Francisco Costa

>> Michelle Obama attracted Ralph Lauren, Iman, and Anna Wintour front row as she promoted the arts with a speech on opening night at the American Ballet Theater in New York, and at the following Spring gala, she earned praise from another fashion fan — Francisco Costa, who arrived with Dree Hemingway.  "She's proven that she has great sensibility, great tastes — she's feeling her way around and doing an amazing job." Costa has not yet had an opportunity to dress the First Lady, but getting there is on his agenda. "Of course I will try to talk to her! Why do you think I'm here? I bought a tuxedo for her!"

Sessilee Lopez, too, was excited to have dinner with Obama. "She is truly amazing in person. An aura just radiates from her. I'm so proud that she's our First Lady," she wrote.  Coco Rocha and Hilary Rhoda also attended, in support of the evening's honorary chair, Carolina Herrera.
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