Published: Thu, April 26, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Laurence Reese

Guests arriving for state dinner at White House

Guests arriving for state dinner at White House

The First Lady's go-to stylist, Hervé Pierre, told the New York Times that he goes "to Bergdorf, I go to Saks, Michael Kors, Dior", to find her dresses.

French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte, who also wore white, were greeted with a traditional "review of the troops".

President Trump's reported use of an unsecured cell phone and the related security risks spurred two Democratic congressmen to seek answers Wednesday from the White House Communications Agency, U.S. Secret Service and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

Unlike the star-studded state dinners of former President Barack Obama (think Ryan Reynolds meeting Sasha Obama), the majority of guests were administration officials and business people.

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It is safe to say that the current President of the United States, President Donald Trump, is by far one of the most offbeat presidents the nation has seen.

That's according to the official roster of names released by the White House after the last few guests arrived Tuesday night.

The night's hostess, USA first lady Melania, shined in a silver sequins Chanel gown with matching pumps when she greeted Brigitte, who had on a gold custom Louis Vuitton dress with matching pumps.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, in a glamorous black lace gown, her hair in an updo, joked that she wasn't taking questions.

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What's more surprising than the cost of Ivanka's state dinner dress is that it wasn't from her own label.

Planned by White House executive chef Cristeta Comerford, Tuesday night's menu is a far cry from the junk food-style preferences of the president, who enjoyed McDonald's and Diet Coke on the campaign trail.

This is the 14th time the White House has hosted France for a state dinner, per the White House Historical Association.

First Lady Melania Trump's all-white ensemble - including an eye-catching white hat - made quite the statement Tuesday as the internet immediately pointed out the look was giving them Beyoncé and Scandal vibes. The White House said last week that "France remains a major destination for US exports and a source of foreign investment in the United States", though it was "hard to say" if there would be trade announcements following the state visit. But for once, it may pale in comparison to the hat.

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