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Michelle Obama Goes Golden in Thong Sandals With Ethereal Floral Dress for ‘Descendant’ Premiere at Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival

Michelle Obama made an impromptu arrival at the Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival on Aug. 5 in Edgartown, Mass., for the premiere of Netflix’s latest documentary, “Descendant.”

The former first lady, who was accompanied by her husband, the former president Barack Obama, arrived in a Hemant & Nandita’s Veda long dress. The summer-focused style had a light, angelic and airy feel with a silhouette that’s versatile enough for a more toned-down look with the ability to create a dressier appeal, such as Obama did.

EDGARTOWN, MASSACHUSETTS - AUGUST 05: Michelle Obama attends the premiere of Netflix's Descendant during the Martha's Vineyard African-American Film Festival at MV Performing Arts Center on August 05, 2022 in Edgartown, Massachusetts. (Photo by Arturo Holmes/Getty Images for Netflix)
Michelle Obama attends the premiere of Netflix’s “Descendant” during the Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival at MV Performing Arts Center on August 5, 2022 in Edgartown, Mass.
CREDIT: Getty Images for Netflix

Her gold accessories, including hoop earrings and a layered necklace, allowed the dress to convey a slightly formal approach without compromising its arrangement, which roots in a season of tranquility.

EDGARTOWN, MASSACHUSETTS - AUGUST 05: Michelle Obama attends the premiere of Netflix's Descendant during the Martha's Vineyard African-American Film Festival at MV Performing Arts Center on August 05, 2022 in Edgartown, Massachusetts. (Photo by Arturo Holmes/Getty Images for Netflix)
Michelle Obama on Aug. 5, 2022.
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Its intricate pattern featured elements that intersect with one another to create a design that exudes an overall carefree nature. The connected delineations, such as its smocked center, ringed embellishments and floral embroideries across its hemline, channel the dress’ buoyant structure. It strays from a singular theme and illustrates spontaneity, drawing out its carefree and cheerful presentation.

EDGARTOWN, MASSACHUSETTS - AUGUST 05: (L-R) Questlove, Floyd Rance, Stephanie T. Rance, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, and Margaret Brown attend the premiere of Netflix's Descendant during the Martha's Vineyard African-American Film Festival at MV Performing Arts Center on August 05, 2022 in Edgartown, Massachusetts. (Photo by Arturo Holmes/Getty Images for Netflix)
(L-R) Questlove, Floyd Rance, Stephanie T. Rance, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, and Margaret Brown attend the premiere of Netflix’s Descendant during the Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival at MV Performing Arts Center on August 05, 2022 in Edgartown, Mass.
CREDIT: Getty Images for Netflix

For footwear, she opted for a pair of golden and brown thong sandals that coordinated with her outfit’s jewelry. Ideal for summer and warmer weather overall, the shoe style was an apt companion.

EDGARTOWN, MASSACHUSETTS - AUGUST 05: Michelle Obama speaks during the premiere of Netflix's Descendant during the Martha's Vineyard African-American Film Festival at MV Performing Arts Center on August 05, 2022 in Edgartown, Massachusetts. (Photo by Arturo Holmes/Getty Images for Netflix)
Michelle Obama attends the premiere of Netflix’s “Descendant” during the Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival at MV Performing Arts Center on August 5, 2022 in Edgartown, Mass.
CREDIT: Getty Images for Netflix

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