Her strapless gown was designed by Naeem Khan and featured hand cut sterling silver sequins which were sewn onto silk chiffon in a floral pattern. All hand made, the dress took 40 people three weeks to complete. It was made in India and is a one of a kind design. The sleeveless gown was gold and cream-coloured sheath dress and had a matching shawl.
The overall look was a departure from Ms. Obama's sometimes controversial style of fashion. Her whole look was fairly traditional and more conservative than normal and was slightly reminscent of her predecessors - although the jewelry was pure Mrs. O.
The first lady's accessories included elaborate chandelier dangle earrings with a fleur de lis pattern and large hoop dangle, and a huge stack of glittering gold and diamond bangle bracelets piled high on her left arm.
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