Havana is figuratively and literally hot right now, but that doesn’t mean the Obamas are falling victim to humid temps on their landmark trip to the island of Cuba. After embracing the tropics in a white, sleeveless floral Carolina Herrera dress with sleek and comfortable matching flats, First Lady Michelle Obama dressed to the nines on Monday for a state dinner with President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro at the Palace of the Revolution.
Her fabulous designer of choice for the occasion? Naeem Khan, WWD confirms. The fully embroidered floral frock paired well with the Caribbean locale’s breezy setting, which is perhaps why Obama also chose to slick her hair back into a loosely-tied ponytail and accessorize with dangling orange earrings, patent black leather pumps, and a black clutch. The dress code reportedly called for “casual cocktail” and the political figure expertly met all expectations with oomph.
Proving that she has always been a supporter of fashion—she wore a dress and coat by Cuban-born, New-York-based designer Isabel Toledo for President Obama’s January 2009 inauguration, setting the bar high right from her White House get-go—the mother of two also reportedly paid a Monday afternoon visit to Fabrica de Arte, a center that focuses on Cuban art, architecture, design, and, of course, fashion. She reportedly wore a black and khaki printed dress.
We'll be sure to keep an eye out for more of the First Lady's stunning looks during their historic visit.