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First lady wears Naeem Khan gown to state dinner

First lady wears Naeem Khan gown to state dinner

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wait to welcome India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur to the State Dinner at the North Portico of the White House in Washington on Nov. 24. (Photo by Charles Dharapak/AP)

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wait to welcome India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur to the State Dinner at the North Portico of the White House in Washington on Nov. 24. (Photo by Charles Dharapak/AP)

By Samantha Critchell
The Associated Press

First lady Michelle Obama chose to wear a gleaming silver-sequined, cream-colored gown last Tuesday night to the first state dinner held by her husband’s administration. She was tending to her hostess duties in a strapless silhouette with the beads forming an abstract floral pattern that was custom-made by Naeem Khan. She wore a matching wrap, a stack of bangle bracelets on her wrist, and dangling earrings.

The guests of honor at the dinner were Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife, Gursharan Kaur, making Obama’s choice of the Indian-born, U.S.-based designer seem appropriate.

For a preview of the event, Obama wore a skirt by Rachel Roy, also an Indian American. “That gave us a preview that she was going to use clothes to convey a meaning,” said Mary Tomer, author of the new book, “Mrs. O: The Face of Fashion Democracy.”

“They were really thoughtful choices,” she said. Read the full story

Posted in Fashion, Vol 28 No 50 | 12/5-12/11Comments (1)

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