The Reliable Source: White House State Dinner


Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 06/07/2012

Jeremy Bernard speaks! First male White House social secretary on the night his job was on the line

It was the state dinner for Germany, and they were dining outside as rain clouds gathered.

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Posted at 01:06 AM ET, 03/15/2012

White House state dinner for Britain: Special friendship toasted

Gateway to complete coverage of the state dinner.

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Posted at 09:25 PM ET, 03/14/2012

Fashion at the White House state dinner for Britain (photos)

Lots of pictures here for you to peruse.

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Posted at 08:25 PM ET, 03/14/2012

Who’s at the head table for the White House state dinner for Britain?

We have the entire seating chart, and it includes George Clooney.

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Posted at 07:20 PM ET, 03/14/2012

Michelle Obama’s dress for British state dinner at White House (video)

A first look. What do you think?

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Posted at 06:58 PM ET, 03/14/2012

VIPs at the British State Dinner: George Clooney, Warren Buffett, and Carey Mulligan

Plus Wendell Pierce, Carey Mulligan and Harvey Weinstein.

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Posted at 06:22 PM ET, 03/14/2012

British State Dinner guest list

See all the names here.

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Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 03/14/2012

British state dinner: Mumford and Sons, John Legend to perform; bison Wellington on the menu

Mumford and Sons, John Legend and bison Wellington are part of the celebration.

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Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 03/14/2012

David Cameron at White House: ‘Official visit,’ but ‘state dinner’

So says the White House. Can you live with that, protocol nerds?

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Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 03/12/2012

In other news...: ‘Homeland’ actor Damian Lewis to attend state dinner

Lewis blabbed about his invite during an appearance on the “Graham Norton Show” last week.

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Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 03/11/2012

White House dinner for David Cameron: An ‘official dinner,’ not ‘state dinner’

Why Wednesday’s state dinner for U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron isn’t a “state dinner” at all.

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Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 10/14/2011

South Korea state dinner fashion lacked originality: Mirroring Michelle

Purple, one-shouldered and shimmer were the name of the fashion game at last night’s state dinner.

By Marie Elizabeth Oliver  |  11:24 AM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/14/2011

White House state dinner for South Korea, Oct. 13, 2011

The full wrapup: See the Washington Post’s main story on the event; also, the menu, the guest list, the head table, the fashion.

By Monica Hesse and Roxanne Roberts  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:03 PM ET, 10/13/2011

State dinner fashion: How VIPs dressed for Korea state dinner (photos)

Some famous and some not-so-famous photos turned out stylishly at the White House.

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Posted at 09:25 PM ET, 10/13/2011

Doo-Ri Chung talks about her state dinner dress for Michelle Obama

A big breakthrough for a fashion rising star.

By Ned Martel  |  09:25 PM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:58 PM ET, 10/13/2011

South Korea state dinner: Who’s who on the guest list, and who got a seat at the head table

A quick rundown of the notable attendees, and who got to sit at the president’s table.

By The Reliable Source  |  08:58 PM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:32 PM ET, 10/13/2011

Michelle Obama’s dress for the South Korea state dinner (photo)

Michelle Obama selected a deep purple one-shouldered dress by Korean-American designer Doo-Ri Chung.

By The Reliable Source  |  07:32 PM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:29 PM ET, 10/13/2011

South Korea state dinner guest list

The White House just released the list of about 200 names for tonight’s dinner.

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Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 10/13/2011

South Korea state dinner menu, entertainment

Attendees dined on locally-grown foods with Korean touches.

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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/13/2011

State dinner for Korea preview: Michelle Obama’s dresses; a history of state dinners

Getting ready for the big event. . .

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Posted at 09:00 PM ET, 10/12/2011

State dinner guest David Kim, and how he almost missed it

It took him a week to get around to opening the invitation.

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Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 10/05/2011

White House state dinner for Korea: We try to guess the guests

The next state dinner will be held Oct. 13. We toss around names of possible guests.

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Posted at 11:00 PM ET, 06/08/2011

White House state dinner for Germany: More restrained than past dinners — an aesthetic or budget choice?

Shorter guest list, dimmed starpower, less elaborate settings.

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Posted at 12:47 AM ET, 06/08/2011

White House state dinner for Germany: Remarkably unremarkable

Read the full story of the night here.

By Roxanne Roberts and Dan Zak  |  12:47 AM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:35 PM ET, 06/07/2011

White House state dinner for Germany: Fashion of the night (#statedinner) (photos)

Not bad, Marissa Mayer.

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Posted at 09:22 PM ET, 06/07/2011

White House state dinner for Germany: Who’s at the head table? (#statedinner)

The elite of the elite.

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Posted at 07:50 PM ET, 06/07/2011

White House state dinner for Germany: Fewer celeb guests than usual (#statedinner)

Not as many movie stars, athletes or household names this time. Lots of corporate chieftains.

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Posted at 06:43 PM ET, 06/07/2011

White House state dinner for Germany: Michelle Obama’s dress (#statedinner)

It’s by Naeem Khan again. Do you like?

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Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 06/07/2011

White House state dinner for Germany: The guest list (#statedinner)

The expected attendees at tonight’s dinner honoring German Chancellor Angela Merkel

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Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 06/07/2011

White House state dinner for Germany: Flashback to the 1995 Kohl dinner

We dug up the old story. Funny stuff.

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Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 06/07/2011

White House state dinner for Germany: Filet and strudel on the menu; James Taylor, NSO and George Li will perform (#statedinner)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be honored at the White House tonight.

By The Reliable Source  |  04:19 PM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 06/07/2011

Hey, isn’t that...?: Obama and Merkel at 1789

A quieter little get-together in advance of tonight’s state dinner.

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