Michelle Obama In Carolina Herrera – White House State Dinner

Michelle Obama In Carolina Herrera - White House State Dinner

The White House State Dinner has become a date in the diary that I value as much as any major red carpet event, because it’s when the First Lady really gets to shine.

I mean, who can forget that jaw-dropping Alexander McQueen gown Michelle Obama wore back in 2011 or the Marchesa dress worn in 2012?

The First Lady didn’t disappoint at the State Dinner hosted in honor of French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday evening (February 11), wearing a dramatic Carolina Herrera ball gown with Sutra jewels.

Her gown featured a black beaded embroidery appliqué scallop-edged top over a liberty-blue silk faille corset with a wide black velvet belt detail and liberty blue silk faille inverted pleat long skirt and train. This is certainly one for the record books.

Oozing class, femininity and sleeves (some may be delighted to learn), this look hits all the right style notes and is certainly worthy of such a regal occasion.

Along with Cate Blanchett, Michelle gives me many goosebump– inducing moments of which this ranks quite highly.

Credit: Reuters

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17 Responses to Michelle Obama In Carolina Herrera – White House State Dinner

  1. Tammy February 12, 2014 at 17:53 #

    She looks lovely, but does this remind anyone else of Oprah?

  2. Anne Gallagher February 12, 2014 at 16:09 #

    One class act!

  3. Rebecca Z February 12, 2014 at 14:30 #

    Liberty blue does seem appropriate given that it is a meeting of France (Liberte, Fraternite, Equalite) and the USA (Give me liberty or give me death) :>. I think she looks spectacular. It is quite the ballgown, and perhaps not my very favorite of her state dinner gowns, but I still love it. I love that the only jewelry is statement earrings–a necklace and even bracelets would have distracted from the beautiful bodice and sleeves. BDOTW for sure.

  4. Jess2 February 12, 2014 at 12:22 #

    Definitely BDOTW worthy. Of this and the previous state dinner looks mentioned, this is my favourite. Gorgeous!

  5. Yeliz February 12, 2014 at 11:57 #

    I’m not really wowed by this look, I guess the hairstyle is bothering me. But the gown does look amazing on her.

    • dee February 12, 2014 at 14:12 #

      That is my issue. I don’t like her hairstyle. I like the gown on her though.

  6. kane February 12, 2014 at 11:03 #

    I like the top half, but the skirt isn’t really doing anything for me.

  7. Pedro February 12, 2014 at 10:51 #

    She looks gorgeous but not perfect!

    BDOTW but i was hoping for a BDOTY

  8. CreoleLady February 12, 2014 at 10:39 #

    Although this is not among my favorite FLOTUS state dinner looks, I love how she changes things up. The drama and the combo of fabric textures are my fave aspects here.

  9. DM February 12, 2014 at 08:36 #

    Glamorous, dramatic! Really like this look.

    • Fiona-Brasil February 12, 2014 at 09:39 #


  10. Charlotte February 12, 2014 at 08:28 #

    She looks great and I really like the top of this look : the top of the dress, the hair, the earrings and the make up. But I don’t like the color of the skirt part, I wish it was a darker blue.

    • Mandy February 12, 2014 at 10:11 #


    • Christine February 12, 2014 at 11:40 #

      Agreed. Not liking the skirt portion

  11. Alina February 12, 2014 at 08:22 #


    • ayatlaw February 13, 2014 at 14:26 #


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