Woman of the People: Michelle Obama Wears $12,000 Versace Gown to State Dinner


Michelle Obama goes out with a bang, making yet another fashion statement in her final state dinner as first lady.

The first lady wore a custom-made, floor-length rose gold chainmail gown made by Atelier Versace. It has an estimated value of $12,000, the Daily Mail reports.

The first lady and President Obama welcomed Prime Minister Matteo Renzi of Italy and his wife for an official state dinner–the last of the Obamas’ time in the White House.

There is no official price tag for the dress because the gown was custom-made, but stylists estimate the value to be at least $12,000.

Michelle Obama, as first lady, has a tradition of wearing dresses to state dinners by designers from the country they are hosting.

Donatella Versace, the head of the fashion house that designed Mrs. Obama’s dress, thanked the first lady for what she has done for women around the world.

“I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to dress the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama,” Versace said. “Thank you, Michelle, for all of the things you have done for America and for the rest of the world, for the women in the United States and the rest of the world.”


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