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First Lady Michelle Obama opened SXSW's music programming this morning, and if the pairing doesn't make much since, consider the fact that she just dropped a single. Though she isn't actually singing on the track "This Is For the Girls," (that's left up to Missy Elliott, Zendaya, Janelle Monae, Lea Michele, Kelly Clarkson, Kelly Rowland, and others), it acts as a "global call-to-action" for her Let Girls Learn initiative and the #62MillionGirls campaign.
Taking the SXSW stage this morning for a panel alongside Queen Latifah, songwriter Diane Warren, Sophia Bush, and Missy Elliott, Michelle Obama wore a dress that was all business: pinstripe, sleeveless, and paired with brown block-heeled sandals (they're Stuart Weitzman, and still available online for $398).
Sophia Bush shared a closer look before the panel on Instagram:
No word on whether she'll keep up the business-y dresses during the rest of her time in Austin, or switch it up to something a little more festival season–appropriate.