State dinner: November 2009
For her very first state dinner, First Lady Michelle Obama opted for a cream strapless dress with sterling silver appliqués by Naeem Khan.
State dinner: May 2010
Michelle met the President of Mexico and his wife in an asymmetrical gown Peter Sorensen gown.
State dinner: January 2011
The FLOTUS opted for a bold red gown for the state dinner with Chinese officials. The dress was created by Kate Middleton’s go-to designer Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen.
State dinner: June 2011
This beaded white gown by Naeem Khan made Michelle stand out in a sea of black dresses and tuxes.
State dinner: October 2011
At a fall state dinner, the FLOTUS donned a deep purple gown by Korean-American designer Doo-Ri Chung.
State dinner: March 2012
Mrs. Obama accessorized this deep teal, off-the-shoulder Marchesa gown with a complementary statement necklace.
State dinner: February 2014
This voluminous Carolina Herrera gown with black lace overlay was custom made for the FLOTUS. #goals
State dinner: April 2015
Michelle Obama posed with the wife of the Japanese prime minister in a purple tulle and embroidered dress by Tadashi Shoji.
State dinner: September 2015
She looks like a celeb in this gorgeous black mermaid gown by Vera Wang.
State dinner: March 2016
FLOTUS paid tribute to Canada PM Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie with this floral gown by Canadian designer Jason Wu. (She is a big fan of the designer’s, famously wearing a custom dress by him at her husband’s 2008 inauguration.)
State dinner: May 2016
Michelle welcomed officials from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden in a cream, off-the-shoulder Naeem Khan gown. It was her third time wearing the designer to a state dinner.
State dinner: August 2016
Brandon Maxwell, Lady Gaga’s former stylist, designed this simple, elegant white gown. “A very proud moment for me and my team,” he said on Instagram of the dress.
State dinner: October 2016
She saved the best dress for last! For her final state dinner as the First Lady, Michelle (here with Agnese Landini, the wife of the Italian prime minister), wore a rose gold Versace chainmail dress.