The President and First Lady Obama hosted Nordic leaders and some of our favorite celebrities at the State Dinner last night. Famous people and people just famous-for-Washington scored coveted invitations to Friday night’s White House state dinner honoring the leaders of Sweden, Iceland, Finland, Denmark and Norway.
First Lady Michelle Obama looks amazing in a blush-colored, off-the-shoulder dress by Naeem Khan, an Indian-American designer and a first lady favorite, and of course the President in black tie.
The Nordic party was a twist for the White House — state dinners typically celebrate a single head of state. But Friday’s affair capped a multilateral U.S.-Nordic summit, a gathering Obama used to laud the Nordic states as model global citizens on climate change, security, humanitarian efforts and economic equality.
Al Roker and wife Deborah Roberts looked amazing and joyful.
Rapper, Common got it right in this white dinner jacket.
Tracee Ellis Ross is giving us Greek goddess with the braids and white flowing gown
Tracee Ellis Ross has that #BlackGirlMagic
Singers Janelle Monae and Jidenna Mobisson came through looking classy as usual.
The White House used the dinner to laud Nordic cuisine, design and even climate.
Instead of sitting around circular tables, the guests dined at wooden farm tables set with white china, beveled crystal candlesticks and soaring ice vases with white field flowers. The sleek white chairs had a clear Ikea vibe. The dinner was held in a tent with a transparent ceiling, giving guests a view of the sky that cleared just in time for the event.
The White House said the decor was meant to evoke the “cycle of northern lights and shadows.”
Pop singer Demi Lovato provided the after-dinner entertainment, belting out her songs “Stone Cold” and “Confident.”