Michelle Obama's State Dinner Gown By Peter Soronen: See The Dress Up Close! (PHOTO, POLL)

Michelle Obama's State Dinner Gown: See It Up Close! (PHOTO, POLL)

By Samantha Critchell, Associated Press:

Michelle Obama is wearing a shimmery-blue gown to the state dinner for Mexican President Felipe Calderon and his wife, Margarita Zavala. It has a one-shoulder silhouette, similar to the one Mrs. Obama wore to her husband's inaugural balls.

The dress for Wednesday's event was by Peter Soronen (SORE-nun). It was the fifth gown by the designer the first lady has worn.

This one has a fully-boned corset, a silver belt and layers of chiffon -- with a bit of lame that Soronen said gives it that little bit of sparkle.

The New York-based Soronen knew that it was possible she'd wear the gown tonight, but didn't know for sure until photos started to appear.


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