Michelle Obama wears gown by Brandon Maxwell, Gaga stylist

August 2, 2016
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wait for the arrival of Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his wife Ho Ching, on the North Portico for a State Dinner at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Michelle Obama opted for a strapless, unadorned ivory gown by American designer Brandon Maxwell, longtime stylist to singer Lady Gaga and a red carpet favorite, for Tuesday’s state dinner for the prime minister of Singapore.

The black-tie dinner in honor of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his wife, Ho Ching, was the 12th state dinner for the Obamas. It also marked the 50th anniversary of bilateral relations between the U.S. and Singapore, an island nation of about 5.7 million people.

Maxwell, originally from Longview, Texas, earned his name as Lady Gaga’s stylist, but has since become a red carpet favorite, dressing stars like Gwyneth Paltrow, Kristen Wiig and Uma Thurman, among others.

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