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Kwan attends State Dinner in DC 1/19/11

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by peibeck, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. peibeck

    peibeck Letting Poje be on top

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  2. VIETgrlTerifa

    VIETgrlTerifa Well-Known Member

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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

    skatingfan5 Past Prancer's Corridor

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

    IceAlisa discriminating and persnickety ballet aficionado

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    I believe this is an Herve Leger. Good for her for wearing such an interesting dress to an official function.
     
  7. MR-FAN

    MR-FAN Kostner Softie

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  8. Debbie S

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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.
     
  9. Garden Kitty

    Garden Kitty Tranquillo

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    She looks fantastic and what a great opportunity for someone with her diplomatic interests.
     
  10. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa discriminating and persnickety ballet aficionado

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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

    Simone411 The word Impossible doesn't exist

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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

    skatingfan5 Past Prancer's Corridor

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    Both. It was a state steak (and lobster) dinner. :D
     
  14. neptune

    neptune Well-Known Member

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    Cool. Well, I guess she can have her cake and eat it too! :lol:
     
  15. skatingfan5

    skatingfan5 Past Prancer's Corridor

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    No, they were serving apple pie for dessert. :p
     
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  17. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa discriminating and persnickety ballet aficionado

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    Yo Yo Ma and Jackie Chan were there too. And Vera Wang.
     
  18. Garden Kitty

    Garden Kitty Tranquillo

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  19. skatingfan5

    skatingfan5 Past Prancer's Corridor

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    And Maya Lin, Bill and Hillary, Jimmy and Rosalyn, Barbra Streisand, and Anna Wintour.
     
  20. barbk

    barbk Well-Known Member

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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

    skatingfan5 Past Prancer's Corridor

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    Vera Wang's own dress choices have seemed rather :scream: to me.
     
  22. VIETgrlTerifa

    VIETgrlTerifa Well-Known Member

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    Aren't costume and fashion designers notoriously bad dressers? Or did I make that stereotype up?
     
  23. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa discriminating and persnickety ballet aficionado

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  24. barbk

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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.
     
  25. PDilemma

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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.
     
  26. barbk

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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

    IceAlisa discriminating and persnickety ballet aficionado

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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.
     
  28. neptune

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    Well, I heard that Michelle had smuggled in a piece of chocolate cake--guess security was half-baked. ;)
     
  29. UMBS Go Blue

    UMBS Go Blue CLINTON / KWEEN 2016! YES WE KWAN!

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  30. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa discriminating and persnickety ballet aficionado

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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.