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Michelle Obama wears Naeem Khan to Nordic state dinner

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama stand with Iceland Prime Minister Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson and his wife Ingibjorg Elsa Ingjaldsdottir as they arrive at the North Portico of the White House in Washington, Friday, May 13, 2016, for a State Dinner. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama stand with Iceland Prime Minister Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson and his wife Ingibjorg Elsa Ingjaldsdottir as they arrive at the North Portico of the White House in Washington, Friday, May 13, 2016, for a State Dinner. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama stood out in a sea of black tuxedos at Friday night’s Nordic Summit dinner, wearing a blush-colored, off-the-shoulder, floor-length gown.

 The first lady chose a dress by Indian-born designer Naeem Khan for the White House dinner honoring the leaders of Sweden, Iceland, Finland, Denmark and Norway. She finished the look with gold jewelry and a wispy chignon. The gown featured a draped bodice, cinched waist and full shirt.

A single, asymmetric sleeve fell casually around the First Lady’s toned right arm.  While state dinners typically celebrate a single head of state — and Mrs. Obama often wears a gown by a designer from the country being honored — the Nordic party was a twist on typical White House protocol.

The president accidentally stepped on his wife’s dress as they made their entrance, but both still looked impeccable.

 

 

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