While the first lady opted for a blush-hued gown by Naeem Khan, Janelle Monae donned a tuxedo at the Nordic State Dinner hosted in May 2016. Complimenting the red stripe down the pant, was a bold rep lip-color and clutch.
First Lady Michelle Obama, Demi Lovato & President Barack Obama
Kendrick Lamar & President Barack Obama
Kendrick Lamar kept things casual in a black T-shirt when meeting the president in January at the White House, where they discussed "topics concerning the inner cities, the problem, the solutions and further more embracing the youth, both being aware that mentoring saves lives," the Compton rapper later said.
Beyonce fought back tears after serenading the president and first lady with the song "At Last" during the first of 10 galas, the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball, on Jan. 20, 2009 in Washington, D.C. The perfect dress for the occasion? An Armani Prive gown with Swarovski broach. "I'm just so lucky to be part of history. It's probably the most important day of my life and I'm so grateful," Beyonce said.
"We have just one of my favorite people performing tonight,” Obama said when introducing Katy Perry, who sparkled in a royal blue creation by Elie Saab at the State Dining Room in July 2014, where she sang the song "Roar" at an event for the Special Olympics.
Performing a duet with then-husband Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez wore an ivory Marchesa gown to the Western Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center on Jan. 20, 2009 in Washington, D.C.
After performing "My Country Tis of Thee" at the Inauguration Ceremony of President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20, 2009, Aretha Franklin also made style headlines for her hat -- custom made by Detroit-miliner Luke Song.