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Michelle Obama Sparkles Amid the Starry Crowd at the White House’s Ultimate State Dinner

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On Tuesday evening, Barack and Michelle Obama hosted a state dinner in Washington, D.C., honoring Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi — an event that might prove to be the President and First Lady’s last such dinner while in the White House. Such a landmark occasion deserves the wardrobe to match, and attendees — ranging from musicians like Gwen Stefani and Chance the Rapper to actors John Turturro and Jerry Seinfeld to designer Naeem Khan — didn’t disappoint. (Behind the scenes, the dinner was also a twinkling celebrity affair: Mario Batali manned the kitchen.) At the center of it all was Michelle Obama herself, radiant in a rose-gold, custom Atelier Versace gown from Donatella herself.

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Italian First Lady Agnese Landini in Emmanuel Scervino, U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama in custom Atelier Versace, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, and U.S. President Barack Obama at the state dinner honoring the Italian first family in Washington, D.C., October 2016.

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Gwen Stefani performs at the White House state dinner honoring the Italian first family in Washington, D.C., October 2016.

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John Turturro, in Tom Ford, and Katherine Borowitz, in Giorgio Armani, arrive at the White House state dinner honoring the Italian first family in Washington, D.C., October 2016.

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Chance the Rapper, in Ralph Lauren, and Kenneth Bennett arrive at the White House state dinner honoring the Italian first family in Washington, D.C., October 2016.

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Frank Ocean (in Vans) and mother Katonya Breaux arrive at the White House state dinner honoring the Italian first family in Washington, D.C., October 2016.

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Designer Naeem Khan, a favorite of Michelle Obama’s, and his wife Ranjana Khan arrive at the White House state dinner honoring the Italian first family in Washington, D.C., October 2016.

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Jerry Seinfeld and Jessica Seinfeld, in Valentino, arrive at the White House state dinner honoring the Italian first family in Washington, D.C., October 2016.

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Michelle Obama, in Giambattista Valli, and Barack Obama welcome to Italian first family to Washington, D.C., October 2016.

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Ali Wentworth, in J. Mendel, arrive at the White House state dinner honoring the Italian first family in Washington, D.C., October 2016.

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Director Roberto Benigni and actress Nicoletta Braschi arrive at the White House state dinner honoring the Italian first family in Washington, D.C., October 2016.