Bill Clinton and Helmut Kohl in 1995, the same year the White House hosted a state dinner for the then-German chancellor. (Jim Bourg/Reuters)

— from Phil McCombs and Donnie Radcliffe’s Style section report on the last state dinner for Germany, in February 1995. Guests that night included Jesse Helms, Strom Thurmond, Ruth Warrick and Tony Bennett, with a date who “appeared to be approximately a quarter his age.” Read the full story: 1995 state dinner for Germany: At the White House, a familiar face at the table, 2/10/1995