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Michelle Obama, Jill Biden, Desiree Rogers dress designers


White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers at the Obama State Dinner
(photo by Lynn Sweet)

WASHINGTON--First Lady Michelle Obama wore a floor-length gold and cream strapless dress with a wrap by India-born designer Naeem Khan at the state dinner Tuesday honoring India Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife, Gursharon Kaur. Earlier in the day, she wore a skirt by Indian-American designer Rachel Roy.

White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers wore a floor-length cream color number by Comme Des Garcons (The I.D. thanks to the Washington Post Robin Givhan who nailed the designer as soon as Rogers walked past the cameras set up near the entry area.)

Second Lady Jill Biden is in a beaded gown by Reem Acra.


Who pays for the Michelle Obama gown---Isn't it a little extravagant and movie starrish for a state dinner---Also, were the makers of the dress legal Americans??? I'm talking about the 40 people who put it together - not the designer.

A cock-eyed apron over a Goodwill dress.

seriously,could they look any worse.

and... Michelle's gown was improperly fitted in the bodice and needed much more fabric in the back, in order to be more flattering. The fabric was beautiful, though.

I can't believe my eyes! It's disgraceful that the first lady would not know better. But I forgot that that has her own style regardless of protocol!! Such an embarrasment and this is just the beginning.

Sorry Miss Rogers...that is one ugly dress!!!'re supposed to 'take a bath' and ....'then get dressed', ....'not the other way around' !!!!

argghhhhhhh. man that dress is ugly. or pug-fugly

Why is Desiree Rogers wearing a table cloth in front?

That looks like a smock that a preschool teacher wears, oops! She wrapped a shower curtain on top of it.

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