STYLE & BEAUTY
10/09/2014 10:07 am ET Updated Oct 10, 2014

The Best Moments From Michelle Obama's 'Celebration Of Design'

We'll chalk up not receiving an e-vite to the "Celebration of Design" event at the White House on Wednesday to some sort of computer glitch. Nonetheless, we did get to live vicariously through Michelle Obama and her guests, such as fashion designers and executives like Diane Von Furstenberg, Naomi Campbell and Eva Chen and 150 students, thanks to Instagram.

Attendees snapped photos in front of iconic portraits (hello, Jackie O) of FLOTUS' fabulous dress (designed by one of the students) and of each other mingling at the event. Needless to say, the whole thing was pretty envy-inducing.

The best part of all, however, is arguably the reason she held the event in the first place: to give students interested in pursuing a career in fashion the opportunity to attend workshops and rub elbows with some of the biggest names in the business. “Fashion is about so much more than just a pretty pair of pumps or the perfect hemline. For so many people across the country, it is a calling, it is a career, and it’s a way they feed their families," she told the crowd, according to WWD.

Here are some of our favorite moments from the Celebration of Design / Fashion EDU event:

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'The ultimate lady! True master class!' PL @michelleobama @whitehouse @reachhigher2020 #FashionEdu #inspiration

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Technical design. Pattern making. Production management. Construction. The fashion professionals at today's #FashionEdu Workshop talked with students about the shortage of workers with these skills. Getting a college degree gives students the opportunity to master these techniques as they enter the industry. #ReachHigher (Photo by @Ge0rginaChapman)

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Eva + Abe + Chuck #CelebrationofDesign @whitehouse #FashionEdu

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Jackie, @prabalgurung, and me at the White House. #fashionedu

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@iamnaomicampbell #theWhiteHouse Thank You @michelleobama

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The First Lady @michelleobama with our First Lady of Fashion @voguemagazine #FashionEdu @whitehouse @reachhigher2020

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Naeem having a chat with @michelleobama at today's Fashion Education Workshop at the @whitehouse #fashionedu @reachhigher2020 #flotus #naeemkhan #whitehouse

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Oh what a night.. Cocktail party at #WhiteHouse with @jasonwu after an inspiring day with the students for the #FashionEdu workshop and some amazing talented designers. Honored to have participated. Thank you First Lady #MichelleObama for this historical day.#fashionicon#reachhigher2020 #businessoffashion #jhlr #valentino #vogue#thejourneycontinues#entrepreneurship#blessed #boldmoves #designers#vbh

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@michelleobama earlier today with a dress designed by Chelsea Chen (FIT student and designer) who was mentored by @therealphilliplim #FashionEdu

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What a fun night with @iamnaomicampbell at the @whitehouse @reachhigher2020

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BEFORE YOU GO

PHOTO GALLERY
49 Of Michelle Obama's Best Looks
CONVERSATIONS