Michelle Obama was a golden goddess on Tuesday night (Oct. 18) as she stepped out for her final state dinner as First Lady of the United States. Making a show-stopping appearance in a rose gold, custom-made gown - fittingly by Italian label Atelier Versace - the 52-year-old welcomed guests of honour Matteo Renzi, the Prime Minister of Italy, and his wife Agnese Landini.
The sleeveless design draped off-the-shoulder and featured a cinched waist detail that flattered Michelle's figure. Michelle complemented the dress with sleek, side-swept hair, gold eye makeup and a nude lip for a truly breath-taking look.
Guests at the event included high-profile figures from the worlds of fashion, music, politics, media and finance. Designers Giorgio Armani and Naeem Khan both attended, along with Jerry Seinfeld, Frank Ocean and Gwen Stefani, who also performed.
Speaking between dinner and the entertainment, Michelle told guests: "This has been a truly successful final state dinner."
Meanwhile, her husband President Obama paid tribute to America's relationship with Italy during the dinner, giving a toast to the"enduring alliance" between the two countries. The President, who looked smart in a black tuxedo, also made reference to the end of his time in office by quoting the late Italian Yogi Berra in saying, "It ain't over till it's over."
The first lady has a tradition of giving sartorial nods to the nations being honoured, wearing dresses to state dinners by designers from each country, and her gown for her 13th and final state dinner was no exception.
Michelle previously wore a pastel yellow Naeem Khan gown to host the Indian Prime Minister, and wore a dress by Korean designer Doo-Ri Chung when hosting the South Korean Prime Minister.