I’m going to spare you the full report on the first White House state dinner of the Obama administration and skip to the part you are obviously anxious to know, especially if you are on this site: who’s wearing what? That’s right ladies and gents. The Obamas sparkled in some fine threads at the dinner honoring Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his lovely wife Gursharan Kaur.
More than 300 guests were invited to this shindig, including celebs, politicians, prominent Washingtonians and the media. WJLA reported tonight that the event was so big that the White House had to build a tent extending out to accommodate everyone. I wonder why I wasn’t invited? I am guessing Mrs. O forgot to put my personally handwritten invite in the mail in time. Next time.
The President looks great in his tuxedo but the best dressed award goes to Mrs. Michelle Obama hands down, who looks gorgeous in her strapless ivory and silver Naeem Khan gown. You can’t deny the elegance and sexiness she exudes in this gown. Look how the perfectly coiffed updo, large ivory colored tear drop fleur de lis earrings and bangles galore complete her look. She is the number one stunner. Mrs. O hinted at wearing an Indian American designer for tonight’s dinner during her press conference this afternoon while wearing a skirt by Indian American designer Rachel Roy.
I think we all knew she would be skipping the Jason Wu and Michael Kors tonight and opt for another designer but I’m especially elated to see Naeem Khan get into the spotlight. I was hoping for Elie Saab but he’s not an Indian American designer. Naeem Khan told Larry King on Larry King Live tonight that the gown took three weeks and 40 people in India to hand sew Michelle Obama’s gown, which was made from sterling silver sequins sewn into a floral motif. That is couture at it’s best.