Over the last eight years, First Lady Michelle Obama has worn designer Narciso Rodriguez for many key events, including the marigold dress she chose for her last State of the Union last January and the bold, black and red sleeveless piece she opted for on Nov. 4, 2008 — the night Barack Obama was elected President of the United States. On Friday, Mrs. Obama turned to Rodriguez one last time, when she gave her final speech in the White House. The minimal pre-fall 2017 look is in a powerful shade of red — a fitting close to the two terms of timeless style and incalculable inspiration she's brought to Washington, our country and the rest of the world.
You can watch the speech in full below, but be warned: the last couple of minutes are particularly gutting, when she concludes by saying, "being your First Lady has been the greatest honor of my life, and I hope I've made you proud." We're not crying, you're crying.