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Michelle Obama Lights Up the Phoenix Awards Dinner in a Monochromatic Gown

Here is all the proof you need that you can wear white after Labor Day! Michelle Obama looked positively statuesque in a white-hot Bibhu Mohapatra gown at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 44th Annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner on Saturday. The dress featured a halter-style neck and asymmetrical black stripe accents on the bodice’s front and a black trim at the waist. Obama accessorized the outfit with dangling earrings and styled her hair in loose curls for the Washington, D.C., event, where President Barack Obama delivered the keynote speech.

Michelle Obama is obviously a big fan of Mohapatra: Not only has she worn his designs before but the Indian-born and New York-based designer has also been invited to the White House’s first fashion workshop on Oct. 8. With the First Lady hosting the event, it’s no wonder that she is stepping up her style. We’ll have to keep an even closer eye on her fashion choices as the event draws near!

For more Michelle Obama, see her best looks ever in our gallery.

Michelle Obama Stuns in Gray Marchesa at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Last night (May 3), the room for the 100th annual White House Correspondents’ dinner (a.k.a. the nerd prom) may have been packed wall to wall with celebrities like Mindy Kaling, Taylor Schilling and Olivia Munn swathed in designer finery, but there was little question who shone the brightest of the evening.

Dressed in a Marchesa gray tulle gown with a dropped-shoulder portrait neckline — a new cut for her– Michelle Obama nearly glowed from her lofted stage perch.  The dress, a sleeveless adaptation from Look 20 of the Marchesa Fall 2013 runway show that flaunted FLOTUS’s famously toned arms, also featured a fitted waistline and a sprinkling of romantic silver floral embroidery on the bodice.

For those keeping tabs, it’s not the first time Mrs. O favored Marchesa’s draped looks for eveningwear. She wore a teal green strapless gown by the luxury label, featuring draped silk chiffon at the shoulders, to the Kennedy Center Honors last December.

This time around, the First Lady finished her glamorous Hollywood look with flipped waves, sparkling Cathy Waterman drop earrings and a ready laugh–quite the breeze as both President Obama and host Joe McHale delivered their share of one-liners.

Want more FLOTUS fashion? See Michelle Obama’s best looks over the years!

Mais Oui! French Designer Sandro Throws a Star-Studded Dinner Party

French fashion designer Sandro threw a private dinner for friends and clients last night at the famed Chateau Marmont Bungalow in Los Angeles. Celebs including Emmy Rossum, Annabelle Wallis, Emma Roberts, and Jamie King (pictured above), came out Thursday night to celebrate the gorgeous, Parisian-chic line.

Actress Emmy Rossum, an affirmed fan of the designer, wore Sandro head to toe. Well, almost head to toe. “Clavicle to ankle!” She declared, wearing Stuart Weitzman shoes. Rossum cited the brand’s sense of relaxed chic as her reason for devotion. “(Sandro is) easy to wear for every day. It’s for the girl who’s confident but relaxed. I like it a lot.”

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“It’s that French cool. You could go into the store & get a little piece of that.” -@HilaryHRhoda on why she loves @SandroParis

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As the sun set, dinner was served as glowing candles and heat lamps illuminated the grove of palm trees surrounding the poolside party. Guests were treated to a three-course meal including kale and feta salads, crispy bass, and thyme roasted chicken with caramelized cauliflower.

Catching Fire actress Jena Malone surprised guests with an unexpected performance. After her set, the actress/musician beamed, “This was the best audience I have ever performed in front of. . . they were great!”

Jamie King was taken aback by Malone’s surprise performance. “It was so beautiful,” the model/actress said. “It was like Mazzy Star-ish…really really beautiful.”

See all the the pictures from Sandro’s star-studded dinner party now.