Cheers! Glamour and Celebrity at the State Dinner
Canadian celebs from the entertainment and sports worlds converged at the White House last night for a State Dinner honouring Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Here, we round up some of the most stylish looks of the evening.
Not just politicos, but bold face names from the entertainment and sports worlds converged at the White House last night for a State Dinner honouring Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The glamourous evening was a high point of the Canadian Prime Minister and his wife, Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau’s three day State Visit.
The evening had a special poignance, as it marked a second generation Trudeau mounting the White House stairs for this particular political ritual. Pierre Trudeau – Justin’s father – was honoured at State Dinners at the White House twice (1969 and 1977) during his tenure as Prime Minister. President Obama made reference to this during his speech at dinner and acknowledged Margaret Trudeau, Justin’s mother, who was also in attendance at last night’s dinner and got a standing ovation.
The evening was also a boon to Canadian designers as Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau wore an embellished purple gown by Toronto-based designer, Lucian Matis. She accessorized the look with cabochon moonstone and topaz custom earrings by Toronto jewellery designer, John de Jong. First Lady, Michelle Obama also paid homage to the visiting Canadians and wore a floral print gown by Canadian-Taiwanese designer, Jason Wu. The New York based designer seems to be a favourite of Mrs. Obama since she wore his designs for both of her husband’s Presidential inaugurations.
Actor Michael J. Fox and his wife Tracy Pollan.
Canadian actor, Ryan Reynolds arriving with his wife, actress Blake Lively.
Canadian actress Sandra Oh and Lev Rukhin.
Canadian Lorne Michaels, Executive Producer, Saturday Night Live and Alice Michaels.
Canadian Actor Mike Myers and his wife, Kelly Myers.
Former basketball player Grant Hill and his wife, Tamia Hill.
Singer Sara Bareilles and Jennifer Bareilles.
Audie Cornish-Emery, National Public Radio and Theodore Emery.
Beth Shaw, Personal Finance Commentator and Member of the Presidents Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans and Adam Shaw.
US Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman and his wife Vicki Heyman.