State Dinner Becomes a Catwalk for Canadian Style

March 11, 2016 1:07 PM

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After New York, London, Milan and Paris … Toronto? Long overlooked by the fashion folk, Canadian designers were front and center at the state dinner in the White House on Thursday night, as modeled by both Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, wife of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, and Michelle Obama.

Mrs. Grégoire Trudeau wore a royal purple gown with a train and pink detailing on the bodice by the Romanian-Canadian designer Lucian Matis, a regular at Toronto Fashion Week (yes, there is one, and it takes place next week and in the fall). Mrs. Obama wore a strapless navy blue floral jacquard by t...

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