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Michelle Obama's Stunning State Dinner Gown Gets A Big Thumbs Up From The President

The first lady can do no wrong.

First lady Michelle Obama cemented her status as a fashion icon at a state dinner at the White House on Tuesday.

The dinner was held in honor of the prime minister of Singapore, but Obama stole the spotlight in a sculptural white strapless gown.

The gown’s designer is none other than Brandon Maxwell, Lady Gaga’s fashion director. Maxwell, a long time stylist relatively new to designing, is known for dramatic, tailored silhouettes ― and this one got a thumbs up from the president himself.

Maxwell joins a long list of American designers Obama has worked with over the years, and was thrilled to create this simple, sophisticated look for her.

It has been an incredible honor for me and my team to create this dress for the first lady,” Maxwell told WWD via email. “Strong and elegant, she is the embodiment of the woman that inspires me to create, and a role model for women all over the world.”

That train!
That train!

In honor of Obama’s latest fashion home run, let’s take a look back at some of her best state dinner moments.

A blush-colored Naeem Khan gown at the Nordic state dinner at the White House in 2016.
A blush-colored Naeem Khan gown at the Nordic state dinner at the White House in 2016.
A stunning Jason Wu gown at the 2016 state dinner in honor of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife.
A stunning Jason Wu gown at the 2016 state dinner in honor of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife.
Flawless in a black mermaid gown from Vera Wang Collection at a 2015 state dinner for Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Flawless in a black mermaid gown from Vera Wang Collection at a 2015 state dinner for Chinese President Xi Jinping.
A purple gown by American-based Japanese designer Tadashi Shoji for the 2015 White House state dinner for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
A purple gown by American-based Japanese designer Tadashi Shoji for the 2015 White House state dinner for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
A Carolina Herrera gown at the 2014 state dinner for French President Francois Hollande.
A Carolina Herrera gown at the 2014 state dinner for French President Francois Hollande.
Elegant in Marchesa at a 2012 state dinner honoring British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife, Samantha Cameron.
Elegant in Marchesa at a 2012 state dinner honoring British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife, Samantha Cameron.
Wearing Doo-Ri Chung while waiting for South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and his wife Kim Yoon-ok in 2011.
Wearing Doo-Ri Chung while waiting for South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and his wife Kim Yoon-ok in 2011.
Wearing a red gown by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen at a 2011 state dinner for Chinese President Hu Jintao. 
Wearing a red gown by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen at a 2011 state dinner for Chinese President Hu Jintao. 
Lovely in an electric blue gown by Peter Soronen at the 2010 White House state dinner for Mexican President Felipe Calderon and Mrs. Margarita Zavala.
Lovely in an electric blue gown by Peter Soronen at the 2010 White House state dinner for Mexican President Felipe Calderon and Mrs. Margarita Zavala.
Dazzling in Naeem Khan at the Obamas' first state dinner in 2009. The dinner honored India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife, Gursharan Kaur.
Dazzling in Naeem Khan at the Obamas' first state dinner in 2009. The dinner honored India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife, Gursharan Kaur.
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