New York, May 20: Michelle Obama continued to win admirers after stunning the New York crowd in her purple cocktail dress during a public show in support for the arts in the city.
The US First Lady braved the chilly weather in a purple wool and silk sheath, paired with a jacket from Isaac Mizrahi, during her arrival at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to cut a ribbon for the opening of a new wing.
"Michelle Obama is a huge inspiration," the New York Daily News quoted Isaac Mizrahi as saying. She also said, "She has created the new democracy of fashion, the perfect balance between casual and propriety. She has already become a fashion icon for the ages."
Emily Rafferty, Metropolitan Museum president introduced Michelle, noting that the President and his wife enjoyed their first date at a Chicago museum.
Michelle said, "After 20 some odd years of knowing a guy, you forget that your first date was at a museum. But it was, and it was obviously wonderful. It worked."