Michelle Obama debuted another gorgeous look at a White House State Dinner honoring Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday. In a video, first reported by ET Online, the first couple shared a brief romantic moment after greeting President Xi and his wife.
America’s First Lady chose an off-the-shoulder black mermaid gown created by Chinese-American fashion designer Vera Wang. Fitted, with sheer sleeves, it skimmed the floor with its silk organza flounce. Most of the time, though, the 53-year-old wears sharply tailored blazers over feminine dresses in neutral colours and patterns for official state events.
“First glance at tonight’s China State Dinner”, the 51-year-old tweeted.
“You’re the best ambassadors that we have, not just right now, but for decades to come”, Mrs. Obama said to the children.
Bold-faced names invited to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping included Empire co-creator Lee Daniels, Henry Kissinger, ballerina Misty Copeland, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg. “Tonight’s State Dinner includes peppers from the Kitchen Garden”, another tweet read.
Before the guests of honour arrived, Michelle and her husband put up a cute display as she was seen adjusting her husband’s bow-tie, Yahoo! The POTUS couldn’t help but give a thumbs up to his stunning wife and her jaw-dropping evening look. But given Michelle Obama’s “undeniable” sense of style, the media say what both women wear “will be closely watched”.
Twitter user Michael Vetter could not contain his admiration, saying “holy s*** Michelle Obama in vera wang at the Chinese state dinner…”