Wow. Just, wow.
Michelle Obama donned a custom-made Carolina Herrera gown to the White House's state dinner in honor of French President Francois Hollande Tuesday night. And we'll just come right out with it: This may be her best look yet.
That's how truly stunning FLOTUS looked in this dazzling black and "liberty blue" ball gown. Between the billowing, full skirt and sheer top with hand-embroidered and beaded appliqués, this is one exquisite ensemble.
The first lady has made some beautiful choices for state dinner dresses in the past, too. For her very first state dinner in 2009, she wore a shimmering champagne and silver dress by Naeem Khan, and then she chose a glittering blue one-shoulder gown by designer Peter Soronen in 2010.
Arguably her most daring look was in 2011, when she wore an orange Alexander McQueen gown with a black floral design and asymmetrical neckline. Then in 2011 she donned a simpler look—this time a deep teal Marchesa gown paired with a supersize Tom Binns necklace.
And then that brings us to her latest look: This glorious Carolina Herrera number. We know the first lady favors bright blue, but this softer, icy blue looks truly amazing on her.
Not to mention she's sporting some serious bling by way of Sutra jewels, and she completed the look with a simple pair of Jimmy Choo pumps. In a word: perfection.
And this isn't the first time Michelle Obama has worn Carolina Herrera. She wore a fit-and-flare dress with bow detailing to a dinner honoring President Barack Obama in Berlin last June, and she also wore a lovely navy and white panel dress by Carolina Herrera to a first ladies luncheon in New York City in September.
Now, we're trying to decide which state dinner look is her best, and while we're majorly leaning toward Carolina Herrera, FLOTUS is really giving us a challenge here!