By Jonathan Borge
Updated Jun 02, 2016 @ 10:45 am
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As the countdown to this year’s presidential election narrows, Michelle Obama continues drafting her fashionable legacy in standout dresses with each tick of the clock.

On Wednesday, the First Lady attended the National Medal for Museum and Library Service award ceremony at the White House and, once again, wore a stately yet bold designer ensemble. For the occasion, which honored 10 museums and libraries for their diligent work, Obama demonstrated the power of separates by pairing a white and blue silk Narciso Rodriguez top with a black crepe skirt also from the New York-based designer. Her pointed-toe red heels completed the subtlely patriotic look.

Rodriguez and Obama’s relationship dates as far back as 2008, when she celebrated her husband's victory with a red and black winner in Chicago post-election night. This past January, she once more proved to be a doyenne of fashion in a marigold wool crepe dress at her husband’s final State of the Union address.

More recently, in March, the mother of two was photographed stepping off of Air Force One in a black and orange graphic Rodriguez dress as she arrived into Ezeiza, Argentina, for a diplomatic visit.