Mar 12, 2016 07:33 AM EST

First Ladies Wear Canadian Designer Wear To State Dinner

By R S Ali

America's first lady Michelle Obama and Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau, the wife of Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau both wore Canadian designers to the state dinner in honor of Canada on Thursday (10 March), said the Washington Post.

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama had invited Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and first lady Sophie Grégoire Trudeau to the White Hose for a state dinner.

The first lady of America Michelle Obama wore a full-length strapless evening gown in navy silk, featuring a floral print. The dress was designed by Jason Wu, who was born in Taiwan and grew up in Vancouver. Wu was also responsible for both of Michelle Obama's inaugural gowns.

For first lady Obama's dress for the state dinner on Thursday (10 March), Wu drew from his fall 2016 collection, which was presented by him on the runway last month in New York. The dress he designed was classic and elegant without being too stodgy or overdone.

Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau, the wife of Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau also wore Canadian. She has been working on encouraging Canadian designers for a while now, and it is not surprise that they delivered their best for her visit to Washington.

At Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau's arrival to the North Portico of the White House, she worse an outfit that was the result of the joint efforts of four Canadian designers - from her jewelry to her shoes.  Her evening gown was created by Romanian-born Lucian Matis, the designer who came to Canada in 1999. Matis also designed the red sheath with fuschia flowers that Grégoire-Trudeau wore for the morning arrival ceremony.

Grégoire-Trudeau's dress floor-length and had cap sleeves, a simple jewel neckline and a beautiful train in rich purple and glittering pink adornment on the bodice.

Her evening shoes were made by Zvelle, a brand founded by Iranian-born Elle AyoubZadeh who immigrated to Canada in 2007. A portion of the sale of those shoes was donated to the Women's College Hospital Foundation in Canada. Her clutch purse was by Ela and her moonstone earrings by John de Jong, who founded his Toronto-based collection JDJ almost 20 years ago.

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