Michelle Barak Obama red gown Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Phoenix Awards

First Lady Michelle Obama looks red hot. Photo: AP

Never saw her looking so lovely as she did that night... (First) Lady in Red.

Michelle Obama made like a movie star as she accompanied her tuxedo-clad husband to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Phoenix Awards in Washington, D.C.

Wearing dangling earrings and her hair pinned into an elegant, shorter style, the super-glam wife of President Barack Obama appeared absolutely Oscar-worthy in a scarlet chiffon shoulder-baring, floor-length ruched gown by Michael Kors, reports the Daily Mail.

Though Mrs. Obama has been taking a lot of fashion risks lately, donning everything from leopard and lace at a White House Dance Series event to a bold multi-print tunic for a Martha's Vineyard date night, this time she kept it classic.

While StyleList has no doubt that the president incited the crowd with his electrifying speech at the Phoenix Awards, we're betting it's Michelle's halter-necked, sweeping stunner that really got them fired up.

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