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First Lady Praises Designers Who Push Boundaries

WASHINGTON (AP) - Michelle Obama used this year's luncheon honoring the National Design Award winners to sing the praises of those who push boundaries or just outright ignore them.

With cool jazz playing in the foyer and lobster carpaccio on the tables, the first lady celebrated the award winners as "folks whose work has literally changed the way we look at the world and how we lead our daily lives."

The annual awards celebrate the best designers in fashion, architecture, interior design, communications and more.

Mrs. Obama said she got an extra kick out of getting to sit next to "Project Runway" star Tim Gunn at the luncheon.
      
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