Pick your jaws up off the floor and then grab the tissues, people. It’s Michelle Obama’s final state dinner, and she looks absolutely radiant in a shimmering rose gold chainmail gown by Atelier Versace.
We have tried to not cry because it’s over but smile because it happened for weeks. But between Monday’s epic T Magazine salute to the first lady and this glowing appearance in the custom-made, bad-ass dress of our dreams, we’ve officially been pushed to our breaking point. We’ll miss you, FLOTUS!
But while we’re sobbing into our first lady-approved kale smoothies, the dinner, held Tuesday night at the White House in honor of visiting Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife, Agnese Landini, sounds like a bona fide party. With Mario Batali in the White House kitchen, Gwen Stefani providing entertainment, and Obama boldly saluting a famous Italian fashion house, our favorite first family is going out on a high note.
Here’s a look back at some of Michelle Obama’s best state dinner moments:
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Earning a thumbs-up in Brandon Maxwell in August 2016 at a dinner in honor of the prime minister of Singapore.
A blush-colored Naeem Khan gown at the Nordic state dinner at the White House in 2016.
A stunning Jason Wu gown at the 2016 state dinner in honor of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife.
Flawless in a black mermaid gown from Vera Wang Collection at a 2015 state dinner for Chinese President Xi Jinping.
A purple gown by American-based Japanese designer Tadashi Shoji for the 2015 White House state dinner for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Wearing Doo-Ri Chung while waiting for South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and his wife Kim Yoon-ok in 2011.
Dazzling in Naeem Khan at the Obamas’ first state dinner in 2009. The dinner honored India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife, Gursharan Kaur.