All eyes might be on Michelle Obama tonight at the first White House state dinner, as the first family hosts Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, and his wife, Gursharan Kaur, but her staff certainly know how to stand out from the crowd.
White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers, whose style tends to be more daring and a bit avant garde but never garish, chose a decadent ivory gown by Commes Des Garcons. Rai Kawakubo rejoice for you have made it to the White House. I’m not in the least bit surprised that Miss Rogers chose Kawakubo’s Fall 2009
long sleeved ivory gown with pearl drapery and loops on the front. She wore Loewe to the Corcoran Gallery of Art Bal
l this past spring. I love the dusty rose Louboutins that compliment the gown.
Kudos goes out to Robin Givhan for spotting the designer of Miss Roger’s dress. Politico’s Nia-Malika Henderson reports that:
Desiree Rogers arrived at about 6:53 pm and stopped briefly to chat. Rogers said “We are very excited…everything looks great.”
Robin “show off” Givhan, who is standing next to your pooler asked what everyone wanted to ask: “Are you wearing Comme Des Garcons?”
“Of course,” Rogers replied.
Rogers’ multilayered dress was nude in color, had pearls in between two layers of fabric…
Very Comme Des Garcons…
I wish I could be at the White House mingling with the likes of Spielberg and Jennifer Hudson instead of watching a very disappointing finale of Dancing with the Stars, where Donnie “I’m so old, I can’t shake my hips” Osborne walks away with the Mirror Ball trophy.