Forget the Oscars red carpet – Michelle Obama gives the A-list a run for their money in dazzling gown at Governors' Dinner
The photos only offered us a glimpse. But it was all we needed in order to know that Michelle Obama wore something special to the Governors' Dinner at the White House last night.
Forget the Oscars red carpet, the First Lady's asymmetric gown gave the A-list a serious run for their money.
The pale, cream-coloured gown had a crystal-embellished bodice in a design of leaves and flowers, and a chiffon bow at the shoulder.
Dazzling: The First Lady stepped out last night in a shimmering asymmetric gown with crystal embellishment across the bodice for the Governors' Dinner at the White House
Though her press representatives could not confirm the label, the choice is already winning praise from style commentators.
Readers of the Mrs O blog, which tracks the First Lady's every outfit, hailed it 'stunning', 'beautiful' and 'gorgeous', despite the limited photo coverage.
Mrs Obama and her husband were hosting the black tie dinner as part of the National Governors Association
Sartorial hit: Mrs Obama, pictured listening to her husband address their assembled guests, has already won praise from style commentators who have hailed the gown 'gorgeous', 'stunning' and 'beautiful'
It saw the President promise the nation's governors that they have a strong partner in the White House.
HEALTHY EATING ON THE MENU AT THE GOVERNORS' DINNER
Bread and butter
Crab mac and cheese
Ribeye steak 12oz
Pear tart with ice cream
Source: White House Dossier
Mr Obama said he and the governors wouldn't always agree on every issue but he looked forward to greater collaboration going forward.
He offered a toast to the governors for their outstanding work and 'to the spouses who put up with us'.
The high-calorie menu at the event,
however, has sparked criticism as it appears to be at odds with the
First Lady's efforts to promote healthy eating.
Among the dishes served were a ribeye steak, creamed spinach, crab mac and cheese, and a pear tart with ice cream for dessert, according to White House Dossier.
It posed a stark contrast with the proposed menu for elementary schools, which comprises of a modest chicken and mozzarella salad served with a choice of low-fat dressings, a soft pretzel, a selection of fresh vegetables, a banana, and 1.5oz skimmed chocolate milk.
Healthy-eating Mrs Obama has sparked criticism, however, for the high-calorie menu served
The site, which believes the White House 'epically failed to practice what its first lady preaches' by serving such a lavish menu last night, estimates that guests would have each consumed around 2,250 calories.
The figure, which is a conservative guess, exceeds the recommended daily intake for a woman, which is 2,000 calories, and almost matches the 2,500 calories for a man.