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If you’re having dinner with the president of South Korea, may as well wear a dress designed by someone of Korean extraction, right? That’s exactly what happened when Michelle Obama showed up at the White House state dinner with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and First Lady Kim Yoon-ok, wearing a custom dress by Korean-American designer Doo-ri Chung.
If people are still mad that First Lady Michelle Obama didn’t wear an American designer’s dress to the state dinner for China, will they accept a First Daughter’s endorsement of an American designer as a consolation prize?
Our first thought when we saw Anna Wintour‘s ensemble for Wednesday night’s State Dinner: “We love Chanel, but isn’t she a bit underdressed?” The editor in chief of Vogue looked good, there’s no doubt there, but in a sea of designer floor-length gowns, the daytime dress and jacket combo looked, well, a little out of place. And on top of that, it turns out she wore the same outfit on a red carpet just over a month ago.
Washington, D.C. isn’t exactly known for being our nation’s most stylish city, but last night’s State Dinner held in honor of the Chinese president Hu Jintao brought out some of fashion’s biggest names — both in person and on the red carpet. While Michelle Obama was, hands down, best dressed of the evening, let’s take a look at some of the other guests — which include Anna Wintour, Vera Wang, Barbra Streisand, Michelle Kwan, Wendy Murdoch, and SVU’s own B.D. Wong! — to see who fared well and who, well, faltered.
Did you know Anna Wintour is attending the Chinese State Dinner tonight? Because she is. As is Vera Wang! (Which is why everyone thought Michelle Obama would be donning one of her dresses. Instead she wore McQueen!) Anyway! No photos of them yet, but we do have video of the Vogue editrix’s arrival. Enjoy!