I am pleased as punch to have my dear (and very fashionable!) friend Giorgena S. doing a guest post today. She is a big fan of the First Couple, so even though we usually do the 'Look of the Day' together, I thought it only appropriate for her to do the post by herself.
While it's now old news that the President and Mrs. Obama honoured Prime Minister Singh of India and his wife Mrs. Kaur for their first State Dinner at the White House this past week, what left a big impression on me was the vision of the Obamas in their formal attire for this gala event. I happened to catch a photograph of Michelle Obama in the paper while riding the subway train the next morning and I thought to myself that this is the best I'd seen her look. For one, I am a fan of her hair upswept the way it was, but her gown and accessories were not just beautiful but so suitable to the occasion.
I quickly found some more pictures on line, which is when I saw this one of the First Couple. To be fair, any man in a well-fitted tux looks great to me. There's not much for a President to do to spice up a tuxedo so I'm glad he didn't try. His best attempt at an accessory was indeed his wife, who glowed in a shimmery gold and silver, floor-length strapless gown and shawl by Indian-American desiger Naeem Khan.
Together, the First Couple looked tremendous and brought back some of those great proud feelings of seeing them together the night of the election results and inauguration night, a giant step forward in the history of the USA, regardless of what side of the political spectrum one leans. It doesn't hurt either that they are charming and attractive. I saw lots of pictures of the event and, for the record- and not because of whom they are - they were hands-down in my opinion the best-dressed couple there.
Although Naeem Khan is not a household name (that might change now, right?) his designs are favoured by many celebrities (Katherine Heigl, Jeanne Trippelhorn, Taylor Swift, just to name a few!). In doing a little research I must admit I didn't see one dress I didn't like!
Here's another favourite picture of the two of them, capturing the moment.