Everyone's Losing Their Minds Over Michelle Obama's Amazing Vera Wang Dress

by Desiree Murphy 10:35 AM PDT, September 26, 2015
Playing Everyone's Losing Their Minds Over Michelle Obama's Amazing Vera Wang Dress

All eyes were on Michelle Obama when she arrived at the China State Dinner held Friday at the White House in Washington, D.C.

The First Lady looked effortlessly posh, donning an off-the-shoulder black silk crepe mermaid gown by designer Vera Wang, as she welcomed China's president, Xi Jinping, as the evening's guest of honor.

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The beautiful custom gown features an architectural V-neckline and tulle sleeves, accented by a hand-draped silk textural organza pleated skirt.

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Obama took to social media to share a photo from inside the dinner party, and, of course, that dress.

"First glance at tonight's China State Dinner," the 51-year-old tweeted.

There were over 200 guests in attendance, including Empire co-creator Lee Daniels, political scientist Henry Kissinger, ballet dancer Misty Copeland, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg and entertainment industry executives, including Disney CEO Bob Iger and DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg.

Before guests arrived, Obama teased a few other sneak peeks of the event.

"Crossing the t's and dotting the i's for tonight's China State Dinner," she shared on Twitter.

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"Farm to table happens right here at the @WhiteHouse! Tonight's State Dinner includes peppers from the Kitchen Garden," another tweet read.

Ahead of the dinner, President Barack Obama and the first lady greeted Xi and his wife with a 21-gun salute on the South Lawn and a red carpet ceremony. Following photos, Barack and Michelle shared a sweet moment, which was captured on video.

"May I just say, you look stunning," POTUS says to his wife.

As if that weren't adorable enough, another cute moment between the two was captured as Michelle fixed the President's bow tie.

Photo: Getty Images

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The first lady's 54-year-old husband wasn't the only one stunned by his wife's flawless look. The Internet went crazy, gushing over her stylish getup over social media.

"Michelle Obama is the best argument against term limits," director Ava DuVernay tweeted along with four pics of Obama from the event.

"Michelle Obama in Vera Wang got Barack lookin like he just realized his date to prom is by far the hottest," comedian Lisa Vikingstad tweeted.

The dress' designer, Vera Wang, felt honored by the accolades.

"It is such a privilege, as an American of Chinese heritage, to have dressed First Lady @MichelleObama for this state dinner honoring President Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan, of the People's Rebublic of China," she tweeted.

Watch the video below to hear the first lady discuss what she's going to miss about living the White House.