Michelle Obama may have received mixed reviews for the busy Barbara Tfank get-up that she wore yesterday to meet Prince William and Kate Middleton, but the white Tom Ford evening gown she wore to the state dinner at Buckingham Palace last night has elicited nothing but universal praise from the discerning British press. The Telegraph's Hilary Alexander wrote that Mrs. O "played a masterstroke in trans-Atlantic style. She shimmered in an ivory 'goddess' gown by the American designer, Tom Ford, which underscored the 'special relationship' between the two countries." Alexander explained that choosing Ford made sense as the American designer is headquartered in London and shows his top secret women's collections exclusively in New York and London.
The Daily Mail heralded the First Lady's look as "her most stunning look yet" and noted that it recalled the famous white one-shouldered Jason Wu she wore on the night of her husband's inauguration.
Of course, we agree wholeheartedly with British press--it's one of Michelle Obama's most dazzling looks to date. Furthermore, it's the first time we can recall Mrs. O wearing Tom Ford, and she paired his white creation with over-the-elbow evening gloves--the better to show off those famously toned arms.