Former First Lady Michelle Obama sparkled in black as she helped Saks Fifth Avenue unveil their holiday window and light show last week.
The luxury department store chain supports the Girls Opportunity Alliance which was founded by Mrs. Obama.
FLOTUS was dressed in a matching black pant-and-coat set that shimmered with tiny silver metallic flecks. She spoke of the work done by Girls Opportunity Alliance to empower young women around the world, and its strategic partnerships with other nonprofits to provide computers to students in India or to train young girls with disabilities in robotics and coding in Kenya. Obama was on hand to press the magic button that initiated the light show, but helping her were three young women, Dreshta Bohria, Jada Yelverton-Graves, and Caitlin James, all of Girls, Inc.
“Back when our family was in the White House, I got to do a lot of traveling, and I got to meet a lot of really important people—kings and queens, and other presidents, and first ladies—but I also met thousands of young people like Jada, Dreshta, and Caitlin, promising young girls from right here in New York City,” Mrs. Obama shared. “I met these amazing young women just a few minutes ago. And in that short period of time, let me tell you, they blew me away.”