Guess Who Came to the White House State Dinner

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  • Une Belle Époque
  • Mary J. Blige and Kendu Isaacs
  • Jason Collins and Brunson Green
  • Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings and Maya Rockeyemoore Cummings
  • Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Samara Foxx
  • Attorney General Eric Holder and Sharon Malone
  • Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and Lisa Nutter
  • Kenneth and Andrea Frazier
  • Rev. Al Sharpton and Aisha McShaw
  • Cicely Tyson and Reginald Austin Henry
  • Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams and Ben Jealous
  • AFSCME president Lee Saunders and Lynne Saunders
  • Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Kent Blake
  • Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and Michelle Rhee
  • Rep. Karen Bass (right) and Barbara Jordan
  • Bon Appétit!
  • A la Table
  • Mary J. Blige

Une Belle Époque

I've been to a White House party or two, but none so splendid as a State Dinner for a foreign head of state. The event honoring French President Francois Hollande did not disappoint. The glitz, the glamour, the caviar! But nothing was dishier than First Lady Michelle Obama, pictured here with President Obama and Hollande. She ruled the night in a black and liberty blue confection created by Venezuelan-American designer Carolina Herrera. The guest list included several members of the crème de la crème of African-American leadership. Here's how they rolled.  —Joyce Jones (@BETpolitichick)

(Photo: AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

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