At last night's White Houses state dinner for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Politico's Abby Phillip and Amie Parnes were on pool duty for arrivals and they did not sound happy about it. "For all you wondering, first lady Michelle Obama, donned an ivory sleeveless gown by one of her favorite designers, Naeem Khan. White House aides say," they wrote in their dispatch. "Now onto the guests: The best (and only) celeb: James Taylor, who will be performing later." It was not an event worthy of a Real Housewife crashing. Still, a bored press corps tried their best to find some excitement in the Teutonic affair. Following their lead, we've doled out some superlative awards for the upscale affair.
Most popular gown color Electric blue ("by far!"). Taylor's wife wore an electric blue Armani gown. Sen. Amy Klobuchar was also spotted in a blue dress, which cost $170 with the shoes a modest $29 (that won her "most thrifty" award). Taylor and his wife pictured below:
Most surprising entrance Parnes says House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi "was so anxious to make her way inside" that she jumped the gun and walked in before her official announcement. The San Francisco Democrat avoided her usual Armani, wearing Thierry Mugler, "noting the French designer with a laugh." "Very old," Pelosi said.