*Michelle Obama wore a powder blue and black lace gown by Carolina Herrera for last night’s State Dinner at the White House, which had as its guest of honor French President Francois Hollande.
Fashion blogs this morning took special note of the detail in her black beaded and blue silk ensemble.
Mary J. Blige performed at this year’s event, which included guests Rev. Al Sharpton, J.J. Abrams, Bradley Cooper, Stephen Colbert, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jeff Zucker, president of CNN Worldwide, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan and Secretary of State John Kerry.
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Hollande’s three-day state visit to the US, which is designed to underscore historic ties and a burgeoning security relationship between America and its oldest ally, takes place as he tries to shrug off embarrassment over his love life.
Hollande attended the dinner alone because his affair with French actress Julie Gayet was exposed by Closer magazine in January, leading to the break-up of his relationship with girlfriend Valerie Trierweiler.