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Barack Obama and Michelle Obama walk out to the North Portico to welcome India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur to the state dinner at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 24, 2009.Susan Walsh—AP
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See a Brief History of Michelle Obama's Flawless State Dinner Style

Oct 18, 2016

As Michelle Obama tucks into velvety pasta pillows and beef tenderloin with her husband Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and various high-profile guests at Tuesday night's state dinner, here's a look back at some of her most memorable state dinner fashion.

The first lady has hosted 14 state dinners in total, including India in 2009, Mexico in 2010, Korea in 2011 and the Nordic countries in May this year. Her most notable FLOTUS fashion statements include the amazing Vera Wang mermaid dress she wore for China’s state dinner in 2015 and the ivory column gown designed by Lady Gaga’s former stylist Brandon Maxwell that she debuted for dinner with Singapore’s Prime Minister earlier this summer.

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