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Michelle Obama Drops Jaws In A Chainmail Versace Gown At Her Last State Dinner

You are not ready for this rose gold chainmail dress.

19/10/2016 10:37 AM AEDT | Updated 27/10/2016 7:39 AM AEDT
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Pick your jaws up off the floor and then grab the tissues, people. It’s Michelle Obama’s final state dinner, and she looks absolutely radiant in a shimmering rose gold chainmail gown by Atelier Versace

We have tried to not cry because it’s over but smile because it happened for weeks. But between Monday’s epic T Magazine salute to the first lady and this glowing appearance in the custom-made, bad-ass dress of our dreams, we’ve officially been pushed to our breaking point. We’ll miss you, FLOTUS! 

But while we’re sobbing into our first lady-approved kale smoothies, the dinner, held Tuesday night at the White House in honor of visiting Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife, Agnese Landini,who wore Ermanno Scervino, sounds like a bona fide party. With Mario Batali in the White House kitchen, Gwen Stefani providing entertainment, and Obama boldly saluting a famous Italian fashion house, our favorite first family is going out on a high note.

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So shiny! 
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"I'm naming it the Rose Gold House now." 
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We just needed a close-up of that chainmail. 

 “Today is bittersweet for Michelle and I because this marks the final official visit and state dinner of my presidency,” President Barack Obama said earlier in the day. “But it’s OK. We saved the best for last.”

Indeed. 

There are so many things to miss about the Obamas, but their elegance, grace and style ― especially at events like these ― sit way up top the list for us fashion lovers.  

Here’s a look back at some of Michelle Obama’s best state dinner moments:

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Earning a thumbs-up in Brandon Maxwell in August 2016 at a dinner in honor of the prime minister of Singapore.
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A blush-colored Naeem Khan gown at the Nordic state dinner at the White House in 2016.
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A stunning Jason Wu gown at the 2016 state dinner in honor of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife.
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Flawless in a black mermaid gown from Vera Wang Collection at a 2015 state dinner for Chinese President Xi Jinping.
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A purple gown by American-based Japanese designer Tadashi Shoji for the 2015 White House state dinner for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
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A Carolina Herrera gown at the 2014 state dinner for French President Francois Hollande.
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Elegant in Marchesa at a 2012 state dinner honoring British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife, Samantha Cameron.
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Wearing Doo-Ri Chung while waiting for South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and his wife Kim Yoon-ok in 2011.
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Wearing a red gown by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen at a 2011 state dinner for Chinese President Hu Jintao. 
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Lovely in an electric blue gown by Peter Soronen at the 2010 White House state dinner for Mexican President Felipe Calderon and Mrs. Margarita Zavala.
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Dazzling in Naeem Khan at the Obamas’ first state dinner in 2009. The dinner honored India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife, Gursharan Kaur.
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