Kwan attends State Dinner in DC 1/19/11

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  1. peibeck

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  2. VIETgrlTerifa

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    She looks fantastic.
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  4. barbk

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    Nice look for Michelle -- does this make her third state dinner? I don't see her accompanied by anyone in her listing on the guest list, fwiw.
  5. skatingfan5

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    I believe one of her previous "state" events was a luncheon.
  6. IceAlisa

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    I believe this is an Herve Leger. Good for her for wearing such an interesting dress to an official function.
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    And that was held for Hu Jintao on a previous visit - in 2006, when she first asked Condoleeza Rice about volunteering for the State Dept. ;)

    I think it's a standard practice when a foreign leader is hosted at the WH to invite prominent Americans who trace their ancestry to that leader's country.
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    She looks fantastic and what a great opportunity for someone with her diplomatic interests.
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    I forgot about that. She is studying Mandarin along with finishing up her Master's. I wonder if she has her eye on an ambassadorship.
  11. Simone411

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    Thanks for sharing. Michelle looks absolutely stunning. Love the dress! :respec:
  12. neptune

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    Was this her state dinner or her steak dinner? ;)
  13. skatingfan5

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    Both. It was a state steak (and lobster) dinner. :D
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    Cool. Well, I guess she can have her cake and eat it too! :lol:
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    No, they were serving apple pie for dessert. :p
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    Wow!! She's gorgeous.:eek:
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    Yo Yo Ma and Jackie Chan were there too. And Vera Wang.
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    And Maya Lin, Bill and Hillary, Jimmy and Rosalyn, Barbra Streisand, and Anna Wintour.
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    She needs to find a new designer who can help make her look less like the walking dead. :eek:
  21. skatingfan5

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    Vera Wang's own dress choices have seemed rather :scream: to me.
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    Aren't costume and fashion designers notoriously bad dressers? Or did I make that stereotype up?
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    Sarah Hughes often seems to favor cocktail dresses that are just an inch or two too short, but Michelle Kwan seems to just as often go for ones just a bit too long. This is a beautiful dress -- and she's got the figure for it -- but I think it would be absolutely spectacular just above the knee.
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    Perhaps in a different setting. But above the knee might be pushing propriety at a state dinner where a long gown is the norm.
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    Anna Wintour looks pretty harsh too in the photograph from the dinner. I don't think that hairstyle does her many favors, and the jacket on the dress is meh. And she's supposed to be the queen (or wicked witch) of fashion.
  27. IceAlisa

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    I thought about that too but then this is a State dinner. Not sure about the above the knee hemline policy.
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    Well, I heard that Michelle had smuggled in a piece of chocolate cake--guess security was half-baked. ;)
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    Michelle Obama's dress was interesting but I thought she could have left out the black wrap. I suspect His Excellency The President of China dyes his hair.
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    In the same way that hairstylists tend to have bad hair, I guess. :)

    As for Michelle, she looks amazing!
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    She looks radiant :) Yay Michelle!
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    I wonder who she was seated with?

    Good excuse for missing any morning classes tomorrow, though. (But maybe students don't take classes during their final semester, and instead write papers or a thesis?)
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    Did they really have steak, lobster and apple pie (I luuurve apple pie à la mode)? Now I am craving steak.
    It's the light reflecting off her gold dress, shoes and bag. :p
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    I just saw a clip of Michelle and she looks better than I expected! How wonderful for her! :cheer2:
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    Kudos to MK for realizing that this outfit absolutely cannot take any more bling and limiting it to the small earrings.
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  38. IceAlisa

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    I would definitely take a "bandage" layer off the hem for any other use of this dress. I luuurves it. She does look a lot more glamorous than most others.
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    I have no words except for these:

    :swoon::swoon::swoon::swoon::swoon::swoon::swoon::swoon::swoon::swoon:
  40. Pretty Vegas

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    Michelle looks gorgeous!