First lady Michelle Obama wore a custom gown by Vancouver-raised Jason Wu.
Paul Wells shared details on Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau’s fashion choices:
Sophie Trudeau’s clothes tonight:
Lucian Matis dress
John de Jong earrings
Dean Davidson ring
— Paul Wells (@InklessPW) March 10, 2016
For the record, the President told the Prime Minister he looked “snazzy.”
Verdict from the Washington Post’s Robin Givhan: “A good night for Canadian fashion.”
— Richonne (@FmphsLover) March 11, 2016
It was actually Mike Myers’ lid that had people tweeting.
— Kate Bennett (@KateBennett_DC) March 11, 2016
Trending in no time:
Jesus Christ. My heart stopped when I saw #MikeMyers was trending. And then it’s like, oh he has white hair. Ooookay Twitter.
— Jen (@wonderlandjen) March 11, 2016
Michael J. Fox, Ryan Reynolds, Sandra Oh, Mike Myers, Lorne Michaels and Gary Bettman were among the Canadian celebrities to receive an invite.
Guests — including the VIPs — shared photos:
The complete guest list is here.
There was herbed butter sourced from Michelle Obama’s garden. And the lamb was drizzled with Yukon Jack Canadian Whisky.
After dinner, White House guests were to make their way down the hall to the State Dining Room to watch singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles perform. Bareilles has played for the Obamas before — including at a 2010 White House Easter Egg Roll.
— Gerald Butts (@gmbutts) March 11, 2016
Jokes so far: Ted Cruz, cape breton, double double.
— Laura Stone (@l_stone) March 11, 2016
Oh, Obama also made a Bieber joke, telling the PM: “You may just be the most popular Canadian named Justin.”
The transcripts are here.
— Josh Elliott (@joshelliott14) March 10, 2016
— Tia Goldenberg (@tgoldenberg) March 10, 2016
Looking for more?
Get the best of Maclean's sent straight to your inbox. Sign up for news, commentary and analysis.