The Jewelry Insider

May 20, 2010

Dinner, diamonds and a new ‘do’ – see how Michelle Obama stole the spotlight at last night’s swanky State Dinner soiree. Party crashers not included.

Michelle Obama was a vision in diamonds and blue at last night’s State Dinner
honoring Mexico. The First Lady debuted a shimmering one-shoulder cobalt gown
by American designer Peter Soronen, made of three layers of chiffon. (This is
the fourth gown by Soronen for Mrs. O: She wore his sparkling pewter gown at the
White House’s annual Governors’ Ball, a lavender chiffon gown at the
Kennedy Center Honors and a
simple black gown at the Time 100

“I love the structured bodice that I do for her. I put it in a lot of dresses,”
Soronen told the
“And then I drape and pin and stitch all that lightweight chiffon, and I love that look on her. The First Lady accessorized her look with platinum diamond and sapphire earrings and pewter studded strappy sandals. And look for the bejeweled belt trend like the one featured in this look to continue, with Sex And The City 2 stealing the style for its 80s-flashback and Dubai-inspired costumes.

But it was Mighty Michelle’s new curly do that had the fashionistas flapping. “This is surely the biggest we’ve seen her hair in some time,” New York Magazine reports.

The celebrity guest list included Beyonce (who performed), Eva Longoria
Parker, Whoopi Goldberg, talk show host George Lopez, Oprah’s BFF Gayle King,
and Olympic speedskater Shani Davis. The famous gatecrashers, The Salahis, from
last year didn’t show but were strangely ticketed in a limo for running a red
light near the White House before the dinner began.

Staged? You be the judge.


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