The President and First Lady wait to greet Chinese President Hu Jintao for the first White House State Dinner of the year.
The First Couple walk onto the North Portico of the White House to welcome Chinese President Hu Jintao.
First Lady Michelle Obama looks radiant in her Asian-inspired Alexander McQueen asymmetrical gown. It’s detailed with petal-print silk organza!
The First Couple poses for pictures with Chinese President Hu Jintao before starting the night’s festivities.
President Obama toasts First Lady Michelle Obama at the 2011 White House State Dinner.
Michelle Obama raises her glass in a toast between Coca Cola Company CEO Muhtar Kent and Chinese President Hu Jintao.
President Obama addresses the crowd at the 2011 State Dinner.
The 2011 State Dinner menu and table setting. It’s truly a grand affair!