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People Staff
January 21, 2013 04:20 PM

First Lady Michelle Obama‘s new do has the approval of a very powerful man.

Following his official swearing-in ceremony on Sunday, President Barack Obama attended an Inauguration eve gala at the National Building Museum, where he complimented his wife’s fresh look.

“To address the most significant event of the weekend, I love her bangs,” Obama said, according to USA Today. “She looks good. She always looks good.”

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The First Lady debuted her cut in a photo released on her 49th birthday last Thursday – and showed it off (along with her Thom Browne dress) again at the Inauguration on Monday.

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