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Thursday
Jun272013

A Familiar Gown with a New Twist

The President and First Lady attended an official dinner at the Presidential Palace in Dakar, Senegal on Thursday evening. For the event, Mrs. O wore a Naeem Khan paisley print organza ballgown, previously seen at the White House Correspondents' Dinner in 2012, here. Of note are the cap sleeves, added for the occasion. 

P.S. The photo above is the only from the dinner to be published at the time of posting. I hope there will be more to follow!

Update #1: Mrs. O wears floral gold lace pink amethyst cluster earrings by Alexis Bittar.

Update #2: Finally, a full look, from the White House Flickr stream. Gorgeous!

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Reader Comments (10)

@Mrs. T, you are amazing! How did you even recognize this dress when it's barely visible in this photo and has had the sleeves added?

Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 10:55 PM | Unregistered Commentera MI Mom

Hello, you can see the rest of the dress in this link (sorry for my english i'm french and as you all know french people don't speak english very well!!!)
http://toubainfotv.com/?p=20361

Friday, June 28, 2013 at 3:43 AM | Unregistered Commenterso

http://xalimasn.com/photos-le-diner-du-palais-les-obama-partagent-avec-les-sall/

on the bottom there is some picture of the dress

Friday, June 28, 2013 at 8:00 AM | Unregistered Commentersophie from Strasbourg

I was thinking that the print looked familiar, but never would have made the connection. I love this dress and also hope we see more photos of it. Mrs. O looks lovely in this picture, I like her hair style.

Friday, June 28, 2013 at 10:48 AM | Unregistered Commenterouapiti

@so & sophie from Strasbourg, merci!

Friday, June 28, 2013 at 10:30 PM | Unregistered Commentera MI Mom

Thanks for the links So and Sophie!

Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 5:04 PM | Registered CommenterSoccerNana

The added sleeves transforms the dress making it more sophisticated for the occasion – great investment. Also creates an amazing neckline and I think wearing a jacket or sweater with this dress would have ruined the look and less comfortable especially in a hot climate. Another brilliant design from Naeem Khan.

Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 10:00 PM | Registered CommenterFern Gullie

She keeps us on our toes, doesn't she? While I like the dress better without the added sleeves, this is a nice addition. It gives it a different look, great idea.
God looking out @ Sophie & So!

Monday, July 1, 2013 at 8:57 PM | Registered CommenterCharlene in Detroit

found a full-length shot, just scroll down the page to see it
http://theobamadiary.com/2013/07/22/pictures-perfect/

Monday, July 22, 2013 at 4:19 PM | Unregistered Commenterlisam

The Obama Diary link is simply including the official White House photos, including the one of this dress, which is just breath-taking. http://www.flickr.com/photos/whitehouse/9314666531/in/photostream/

Monday, July 29, 2013 at 5:24 PM | Unregistered CommenterMarilyn

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