Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Obamas State Dinner for Prime Minister Singh of India (Video and Pictures)

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife to the White House Tuesday for the administration's first state dinner. (Nov. 24)

President and Mrs. Obama host Prime Minister Singh of the Republic of India at a State Dinner on November 24, 2009.

Vimeo Video

First Lady Mrs. O has debuted her ensemble for the state dinner, wearing a gown by Indian-American designer Naeem Khan. The strapless gown features hand cut sterling silver sequins sewn on nude silk chiffon, creating an abstract floral pattern. The dress is entirely handmade, requiring three weeks of work by 40 people, completed in Naeem Kahn's family workshop in India. The custom, one-of-a-kind gown was made specially by the designer for Mrs. O to wear to the state dinner, which honors Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, and his wife, Gursharan Kaur.

Mrs. O accessorized her ensemble with oversize drop earrings, featuring a fleur de lis at each ear and tear drop shapes made of gold and purple stones. Mrs. O completed the look with a dramatic stack of bangle bracelets on her right arm, a nude wrap, and her hair swept into a loose, romantic updo.

Official List of Guests to the Obamas State Dinner
The Obamas china used for State Dinner
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcomes Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and wife, Gursharan Kaur (Pictures)
President Obama and Prime Minister Singh's remarks to the press (Video)

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