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Michelle Obama Stuns in Custom Mermaid Gown: See the Photos!

Peng Liyuan, Michelle Obama, Xi Jinping and Barack Obama
First Lady Michelle Obama wowed in an off-the-shoulder black gown at the China State Dinner, held at the White House on Friday, Sept. 25; plus, see her cute pic with President Barack Obama! Pete Marovich/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Gorgeous! First Lady Michelle Obama hosted China’s President Xi Jinping and his wife, Madame Peng Liyuan, at the State Dinner at the White House on Friday, Sept. 25. And fittingly, Obama turned to Vera Wang, who boasts a Chinese heritage, for her stunning dress.

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While greeting the honored guests, the mom of two, 51, wowed in a black silk crepe mermaid gown with off-the-shoulder tulle sleeves, custom-crafted by Wang. The dress also featured a V-neckline and a hand-draped silk organza pleated skirt. She finished the ensemble with drop earrings.

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Michelle Obama and Barack Obama - State Dinner
U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama adjusts U.S. President Barack Obama’s bow-tie prior to greeting Xi Jinping, China’s president, and Peng Liyuan, China’s first lady, both not pictured, on the North Portico of the White House during a state visit in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. Pete Marovich/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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Her husband, President Barack Obama, looked especially handsome in his crisp tuxedo with peaked lapels. The president also rocked a bow tie, which the first lady adorably helped him adjust while they waited on the red carpet.

First glance at tonight’s China State Dinner.

A photo posted by First Lady Michelle Obama (@michelleobama) on Sep 25, 2015 at 4:34pm PDT

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Offering a peek inside the event, FLOTUS’ team took to Instagram to share a behind-the-scenes snap, featuring both the pink floral table settings and hostess, all gussied up and standing in profile. While one commenter said, “You look fabulous, FLOTUS!” another said, “Michelle is channeling her inner Beyonce! Gorgeous!”

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