Canadian Fashion Took Centre Stage at Last Night’s State Dinner

All eyes were on Washington last evening as the state dinner at the White House proved to be a star studded affair – with celebrities, dignitaries, and business leaders all in attendance.

The lavish dinner was held in honour of newly elected Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and marked the first official visit by a Canadian Prime Minister to the White House in almost 20 years.

Both Trudeau and President Barack Obama looked extremely debonair, but it was their wives that stole the show.

Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press

Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press

Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau dazzled in head-to-toe Canadian designers, wearing a vibrant fuchsia cap-sleeved dress by designer Lucian Matis, which she glitzed up with a pair of stunning moonstone and topaz earrings from Canadian jewellery designer John de Jong, officially putting Canadian fashion on the world stage.


Sophie’s earrings were custom designed by the Toronto based designer and feature cabochon moonstone and topaz iridescent stones set in 18-carat yellow gold, which popped against Madame Grégoire-Trudeau’s stunning dress.


Michelle Obama also opted for gown designed by a Canadian designer, gracing the crowd in a remarkable strapless floral gown by Vancouver-raised designer Jason Wu. Wu has previously dressed the First Lady for both of her husband’s inaugural balls.

Other notable Canadians in attendance included Mike Myers, Michael J. Fox, Sandra Oh, and Ryan Reynolds (with wife Blake Lively).

All in all, a pretty great night for Canada to see and be seen.