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Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau In Lucian Matis, Michelle Obama In Jason Wu At State Dinner

Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau and Michelle Obama show us how it's done.

She's already impressed many Americans — and Canadians watching at home — with her state visit style so far, and Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau didn't miss a beat for the marquee event of the Trudeaus' visit to Washington, D.C.

Grégoire-Trudeau arrived at the White House Thursday night for a historic state dinner with husband Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and continued her trend of showcasing Canadian designers with her ensemble.

She was joined in her effort to put Canada's talent in the spotlight by her host and new "soul sister," U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama

Grégoire-Trudeau opted for a fitted purple cap-sleeved gown by Lucian Matis, who had also designed the dress she wore earlier in the day.

Sophie coupled with the striking gown with an ELA custom bag, Zvelle custom shoes, John de Jong moonstone earrings and a Dean Davidson ring.

She wore her hair down in loose, polished waves, with simple makeup — lined eyes, natural blush and highlighted cheeks, and a pink-nude lipstick.

Michelle Obama put a Canadian-born designer in the spotlight with a custom-made dress by one of her favourites, Taiwanese-Canadian Jason Wu, who is based in New York.

Michelle Obama wears a custom sleeveless gown by Jason Wu. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski, AFP/Getty Images)

Obama also wore her hair down, and matched her dress with silver accessories and silver strap sandals.

The president and prime minister cut two sharp figures in fitted black tie ensembles, with Trudeau outfitted in a black and blue tux, and Barack Obama opting for black.

Ensembles well-suited for an occasion 19 years in the making. We'll raise a toast to that.

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