When Going To A White House State Dinner, Show Some Leg

...at least, that's what Barbra Streisand and her fellow guests would have us believe. While we're on the subject: why was Anna Wintour there?

When Going To A White House State Dinner, Show Some Leg

How much do I love that Michelle Obama wore McQueen? A lot, that's how much. That it's both stunning and edgy hurts not at all.


When Going To A White House State Dinner, Show Some Leg

Speaking of a lot: Barbra's gam. We get that she's balancing the conservatism of pinstripes...but if there's a time for being conservative, it's a White House State Dinner. (Sartorially!)


When Going To A White House State Dinner, Show Some Leg

Connie Ballmer (with Steven Ballmer) also got the leg memo: some piece of protocol we don't know?


When Going To A White House State Dinner, Show Some Leg

As an SVU watcher, I'm both pleased and comforted by the presence of B.D. Wong, and thrilled that he brought his mother.


When Going To A White House State Dinner, Show Some Leg

When to channel Jackie Kennedy, if not at 1600?


When Going To A White House State Dinner, Show Some Leg

Dare I say it? Anna Wintour seems slightly underdressed! Or is she the arbiter of these things?


When Going To A White House State Dinner, Show Some Leg

Vera Wang goes elegantly formal; which is over-dressed? Which under?


When Going To A White House State Dinner, Show Some Leg

I've rarely seen people so thrilled to attend a formal event: just get a load of Yo Yo Ma!


When Going To A White House State Dinner, Show Some Leg

Michelle Kwan is stunning in a gown that would work on any red carpet.


When Going To A White House State Dinner, Show Some Leg

Jackie Chan's body language says: "the party can begin."



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