Michelle Obama Wore Gold for Her First and Last White House State Dinners

Obamas out! President Barack Obama and the first lady, Michelle Obama, hosted their final White House state dinner on Tuesday, October 18. The family welcomed Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife, Agnese Landini, along with some of Hollywood’s top talent, including Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton. Tune in to today’s Red Carpet Daily, presented by DirecTV, to see the best dresses from the star-studded night. 

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama await the arrival of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Agnese Landini on Oct. 18, 2016, in Washington, D.C. Leigh Vogel/WireImage

Going for the gold! As a nod to Italian fashion, Mrs. Obama, 52, killed it in a custom floor-length rose-gold chain mail Atelier Versace gown with draping details and an off-the-shoulder neckline created for her by Donatella Versace. She topped it with chocolate-colored diamond drop earrings and a massive cocktail ring by Le Vian. And her glam hit a similar note too, with bronzy eyeshadow and a nude-colored shimmery lip.

Although plenty of celebrities have rocked Versace goods, Donatella told Stylish that dressing Michelle was a unique distinction. "I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to dress the first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama,” she said. “Thank you, Michelle, for all of the things you have done for America and for the rest of the world, for the women in the United States and the rest of the world." 

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the 2009 state dinner. Brooks Kraft LLC/Corbis via Getty Images

Want a blast from the past? Check out the Obamas at their very first state dinner with former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife, Gursharan, in November 2009. Michelle shimmered in a gold handmade strapless number with silver appliqués by Naeem Khan.

For more White House state dinner looks, keep watching Red Carpet Daily. And if you want to take a walk on the wild side, get the details on animal-themed clothing as seen on Margot Robbie, Nicole Kidman and more.

(Wardrobe: For Love & Lemons)

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