A glitzy state dinner for President Hu Jintao of China at the White House, last Wednesday. It was the first formal dinner for China in more than 13 years. The last one was during the Bill Clinton Administration.
At the affair, First Lady Michelle Obama dazzled in a gorgeous red and black gown by the late British designer, Alexander McQueen. The more than 200 guests dined on an American feast of Maine lobster, rib eye, double stuffed potatoes, and apple pie with ice cream for dessert.
The entertainment at the reception featured a jazz concert with performances by Grammy winners, Herbie Hanock and Dee Dee Bridgewater.
Along with two ex-presidents and their wives, the guest list included entertainers Jackie Chan, Barbra Streisand, fashion designer Vera Wang, numerous politicians, business leaders, and human rights activists.