Michelle Obama Dressed in Custom Brandon Maxwell for State Dinner

Michelle Obama Dressed in Custom Brandon Maxwell for State Dinner

This isn't the first ivory gown the designer has made for an influential figure.

This isn't the first ivory gown the designer has made for an influential figure.

Text: Veronica Radyuk

What do the First Lady, Karlie Kloss, and Lady Gaga all have in common? Although success and beauty are definitely qualities they share, as of last night, these successful women have also all rocked a beautiful white dress crafted by up-and-coming designer Brandon Maxwell. The President and First Lady of the United States hosted their 13th state dinner Tuesday evening, emanating elegance and grace at every turn (and camera angle).

The event was in honor of Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his wife. Michelle Obama's dress was custom made by Brandon Maxwell, throwing some major Jackie Kennedy vibes our way—reminiscent of the strapless white sheath Oleg Cassini dress she wore many years ago.

Maxwell recently received his first CFDA Award ever and has crafted gowns for high profile women like Naomi Campbell in the past. The designer originally started off working as a stylist to Lady Gaga and gradually made his way into a role of fashion craftsmanship. Maxwell was honored to dress the First Lady Tuesday night for the State dinner, expressing his gratitude on Instagram writing, "A very proud moment for me and my team." Even though fame is nothing new to the designer, he still manages to have a humble disposition—something he learned from Lady Gaga, perhaps? 

A very proud moment for me and my team. ❤️

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