Michelle Obama’s dinner gown, made in India by an Indian

Washington, Nov 25 (Inditop.com) First Lady Michelle Obama glowed in a silver-sequined, strapless gold and cream gown Tuesday night at the first state dinner hosted by her husband in honour of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. She owed her dazzling appearance to the Indian-born US-based designer Naeem Khan.

Khan has earned a niche in the fashion world for dressing Hollywood A-list women, including Beyonce, Carrie Underwood, Katherine Heigl, Eva Longoria and even Queen Noor of Jordan.

Michelle Obama’s fabulous gown was crafted at the designer’s family workshop in India, with 40 people working to create this fashion masterpiece that combined regal style with a traditional sari-dress.

In an interview with CNN’s Larry King, Khan said he wanted to dress the first lady in something “Indian, chic, simple but very glamorous”.

“For me to be part of this historic occasion, being Indian, it is beyond amazing. It is an incredible moment for me.”

In the morning while welcoming Manmohan Singh’s spouse Gursharan Kaur at an elaborate ceremony at the East Room of the White House, Michelle Obama, a fashion icon known for choosing dresses that reflect what a writer has called fashion democracy, wore an orange and russet dress that stood out for its austere beauty and elegance.

In the afternoon, Mrs. Obama wore a skirt crafted by Indian-American Rachel Roy as she previewed the state dinner, customs, china, protocol and entertainment for children and the media.