Michelle Obama's State Dinner Gown Made by Peter Soronen

These photos from May 19, 2010, show first lady Michelle Obama before the start of the State Dinner at the White House in Washington. She is among the top 10 on the women's list of internationally best dressed. Charles Dharapak,Pablo Martinez Monsivais

First Lady Michelle Obama wears a shimmery blue gown by Peter Soronen for the May 19, 2010, state dinner. (AP Photo)

NEW YORK (CBS) Michelle Obama's gown for Wednesday night's state dinner for Mexican President Felipe Calderon and his wife, Margarita Zavala, was made for Mrs. Obama by New York designer Peter Soronen.

The one-shoulder gown in electric blue featured a corseted top and yards of shimmery chiffon in the skirt, cinched with a silver belt. Mrs.Obama has worn several other designs by Peter Soronen since she has been in the White House, among them a gown for the Kennedy Center Honors in December.

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At her first state dinner in November, held for India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife, Mrs. Obama wore a strapless gown and matching shawl by Indian-American designer Naeem Khan. Its color was described by the designer as nude, a hot new set of shades in the high-fashion palette.

  • Mary-Jayne McKay

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