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American First Lady, Michelle Obama wore this stunning Carolina Herrera gown to the white house state dinner that was organised to honour President Francois Hollande of France. The event took place on Tuesday night, February 11th. Michelle’s black and blue dress, designed by a Venezuelan-American designer, Carolina Herrera – is said to worth a whopping $12,000.

According to Susan Swimmer, author of Michelle Obama: First Lady of Fashion and Style, Michelle’s dress reflected French aesthetics, from the intricate beaded black bodice to the train and full skirt in a colour known as liberty blue.

“From the White House to Versailles it’s not that far,’ said Susan. ‘It’s much more keeping in a French aesthetic than I’ve seen her wear before. It’s very French in terms of how ornate it is and the use of lace and the velvet sash.”

See below, more photos of Michelle in her gorgeous Carolina Herrera dress.

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Michelle Obama chose Venezuelan-American designer Carolina Herrera

Michelle Obama Carolina Herrera Gown

Michelle Obama In Venezuelan-American designer dress

Michelle Obama Carolina Herrera gown

Michelle Obama $12,000 Carolina Herrera gown for state dinner

MICHELLE OBAMA’S DRESS for french STATE DINNER

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