America's First Lady flew the flag for British fashion, donning a spectacular gown by the late designer for a grand State Dinner
It’s little wonder she’s been dubbed the ‘First Lady of Fashion.’ Michelle Obama paid tribute to late British designer Alexander McQueen last night, when she wore a spectacular regal red gown to a State Dinner at the White House.
While renowned for championing emerging design talents and little-known labels, Michelle usually tends to promote American-based brands – so it was a refreshing change to see her flying the flag for British style, particularly on such a high-profile occasion.
And of course, it was a great honour for McQueen’s design successor, Sarah Burton – who took up the helm of the fashion house in the wake of his sudden death.
The ruffled, organza creation was a modified version of the finale piece from the Resort 2011 collection, the first under Sarah’s eye.
The First Lady teamed her standout frock with dazzling droplet earrings, an elegant updo and a black fringed shawl.
The Obamas were hosting a grand State Dinner at the White House, in honour of the Chinese President, Hu Jintao – the first for a Chinese leader in 13 years.
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