Grammy Museum Adds Michelle Obama's 2019 Grammys Outfit to Its On The Red Carpet Collection

Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith, Alicia Keys, Michelle Obama, and Jennifer Lopez
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(L-R) Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith, Alicia Keys, Michelle Obama, and Jennifer Lopez speak onstage during the 61st Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Feb. 10, 2019 in Los Angeles.

The Grammy Museum will add Michelle Obama's 2019 Grammy Awards Sachin & Babi outfit to its On The Red Carpet collection, according to a June 4 release.

The former first lady, known for her fashion sense and style, stunned and surprised audiences when she appeared onstage at the 2019 Grammy Awards alongside Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and Jennifer Lopez in her custom gown, and spoke about the power of music. 

"It was a dream come true and an honor to have the opportunity to dress Michelle Obama," said designers Sachin and Babi Ahluwalia in a statement. "She wore a custom deep loden green sequin top and pants that truly represents our brand as we are known for color, texture, and occasion dressing. We were thrilled to see our muse Michelle wear it to the Grammys beside such empowering women. We are honored to have this look housed at the Grammy Museum."

Obama's relationship with the Grammy Museum goes back to 2014, where she acted as a keynote speaker at the inaugural Jane Ortner Education Award Luncheon, speaking on the importance of arts and music education in classrooms. 

Obama also said in a statement, “As I said onstage at the GRAMMYs, music helps us find our voices. Whether it’s the power of a rap verse, the croon of a country song, the crescendo of a concerto, or the muscle of a rock anthem, music helps us hear each other, to share ourselves with one another. That’s why, as First Lady, I was so proud to partner with the GRAMMY Museum to bring young people to the White House for workshops with some of music’s biggest stars. It’s why I was thrilled to join my friend Alicia Keys and such a strong group of women onstage back in February. And it’s why I’m thrilled to display my outfit from that night -- to celebrate the unifying, uplifting power of music." 

The outfit will be on display at the Grammy Museum L.A. Live in Los Angeles, Calif. until January 2020.


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