Our wildest dreams have just come true. Finally, after falling in love with Michelle Obama’s risqué prom night look, we have the missing piece to the puzzle: Barack Obama’s prom photo, which surfaced today on TIME. Now, we no longer have to use our imagination to picture the handsome first couple together, during, let’s face it, the most awkward night of high school. However, this discovery has also raised a very important question: who did prom style best?
First, we must remind you how struck we were by Michelle in her slinky, satin champagne gown, which showed off her famous legs with a slit high enough to raise many an eyebrow. Since we’re used to seeing our First Lady dressed to the executive nines, we can’t help but swoon over a more sizzling look.
“That split was a little high,” she admitted during the picture’s big reveal on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “I don’t know if I’d let my kids go out in a slit that high.” Tough luck for Sasha and Malia…
Now, let’s travel further back in time to 1979, when 17-year-old Barack put on his dancing shoes and took a hot blonde out for his senior prom. For the momentous occasion, he decided to stand out in a white sportcoat, a navy dress shirt, and printed powder blue tie that complemented his date’s dress. While we appreciate that Barack went against the grain — its still Michelle’s thigh-high slit that has us sprung. Sorry, Mr. President.
View both vintage snaps below, and decide for yourself which Obama won prom. Also, for old time’s sake, we advise you to rewatch Michelle’s reaction to her picture resurfacing. It’s just too good.
this is some kind of spaceship or something.