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Michelle Obama's Versace Gown Was Basically a Sartorial Mic Drop

That dress will leave a lasting impression, all right.

By Jenny Berg

On WWHL last night, Andy Cohen shared his nickname for Michelle Obama: The First Slay-dy. Indeed, Michelle's style has always been on point. But, FLOTUS looked downright astonishing last night for her appearance at the Obamas' final state dinner.

Since the guest of honor was the prime minister of Italy, the first lady dressed in one of the country's most redoubtable labels: Atelier Versace. Her floor-length gown was made of glittering, rose-gold chain mail; it sparkled every time Michelle moved. Let's take a moment:

Michelle posed with Agnese Landini, the wife of Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi


Any designer would be proud to showcase that dress, but this was a particularly emotional moment for Donatella Versace. "I am humbled and honored to have had the opportunity to dress the first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama," she wrote on social. "Thank you, Michelle, for all the things you have done for America and the world, and especially, for empowering and inspiring women everywhere."

Guests at the black-tie event—which featured a performance from Gwen Stefani and an Italian dinner cooked up by Mario Batali—included key members Michelle's glam squad. Her ace stylist, Meredith Koop, was reportedly in the (White) house, and posted a pic of the first couple that simply, aptly said "GOODNIGHT." Italian designer Giorgio Armani was also present, and giddily posted snaps on Instagram before heading over to the buzzy dinner.

The President remarked yesterday: “Today is bittersweet for Michelle and I because this marks the final official visit and state dinner of my presidency. But it’s OK. We saved the best for last.” And though Michelle has stunned at many a state dinner, we'll have to agree with Barack on this one: she saved the best dress for last.

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