Maxwell’s big year
MICHELLE Obama opted for a strapless, unadorned ivory gown by American designer Brandon Maxwell, longtime stylist to singer Lady Gaga and a red carpet favorite, for Tuesday’s state dinner for the prime minister of Singapore.
The black-tie dinner in honor of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his wife, Ho Ching, was the 12th state dinner for the Obamas. It also marked the 50th anniversary of bilateral relations between the US and Singapore.
Maxwell has dressed stars like Gwyneth Paltrow, Kristen Wiig and Uma Thurman. Maxwell has had a big year. In June, the designer won an award for emerging womenswear designers from the Council of Fashion Designers of America.