Pick your jaws up off the floor and then grab the tissues, people. It’s Michelle Obama’s final state dinner, and she looks absolutely radiant in a shimmering rose gold chainmail gown by Atelier Versace.
We have tried to not cry because it’s over but smile because it happened for weeks. But between Monday’s epic T Magazine salute to the first lady and this glowing appearance in the custom-made, bad-ass dress of our dreams, we’ve officially been pushed to our breaking point. We’ll miss you, FLOTUS!
But while we’re sobbing into our first lady-approved kale smoothies, the dinner, held Tuesday night at the White House in honor of visiting Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife, Agnese Landini,who wore Ermanno Scervino, sounds like a bona fide party. With Mario Batali in the White House kitchen, Gwen Stefani providing entertainment, and Obama boldly saluting a famous Italian fashion house, our favorite first family is going out on a high note.
“Today is bittersweet for Michelle and I because this marks the final official visit and state dinner of my presidency,” President Barack Obama said earlier in the day. “But it’s OK. We saved the best for last.”
There are so many things to miss about the Obamas, but their elegance, grace and style ― especially at events like these ― sit way up top the list for us fashion lovers.
Here’s a look back at some of Michelle Obama’s best state dinner moments: