During their tenure at the White House, the Obamas have played host to particularly high-profile state dinners with equally buzz-worthy guest lists. And last night saw the first family welcome Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, and wife Sophie, ushering in a fresh and spirited energy to the White House. Among the guests at last night’s dinner were Saturday Night Live’s Lorne Michaels and Canadian-born actors Michael J. Fox and Mike Myers. Also gliding across the marble floor? Actress Blake Lively, who was joined by her Vancouver-born husband, Ryan Reynolds.
Together, their polished ensembles demonstrated the power of a refined and elegant union between their two home countries. Reynolds’s midnight tuxedo perfectly complements Lively’s dove gray Ralph & Russo robe dress. Lively is never one to miss making a major fashion statement—remember her asymmetrical Chanel couture moment?—but at last night’s dinner, the 28-year-old’s look was sophisticated yet fashion-forward in a fluid frock with hints of skin. Amping up the star wattage were chandelier earrings from Lorraine Schwartz with simple strappy sandals for a sleek, leg-lengthening finish.