First Lady Jill Biden Stuns in Sapphire Dress at White House State Dinner, President Joe Biden Hosts with Kamala Harris in Chloé Cape – WWD

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden recently hosted a State Dinner at the White House in honor of Kenya’s President William Ruto and First Lady Rachel Ruto. The event, held in Washington, D.C., saw the two couples posing for photographs before joining a host of celebrities and political figures, including former President Barack Obama, actor Sean Penn, actor Wilmer Valderrama, philanthropist Melinda Gates, and others.

The State Dinner also featured appearances from Vice President Kamala Harris, former President Bill Clinton and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Bidens’ granddaughter Natalie Biden, and Huma Abedin, a former campaign staffer for Hillary Clinton. Each guest showcased their unique fashion choices for the evening.

First Lady Jill Biden wore a stunning sapphire gown by designer Sergio Hudson, adorned with hand-embroidered sequins, crystals, and bugle beads. Vice President Kamala Harris opted for a bespoke deep green dress with a dramatic cape and train, designed by Chloé’s creative director Chemena Kamali.

The State Dinner’s menu, curated by White House executive chef Cris Comerford, included lobster, smoked short ribs, and a homemade white chocolate basket. The decor was themed around the beginning of summer, with vibrant colors and floral arrangements throughout the White House. Musician Brad Paisley provided entertainment for the evening.

Below are some highlights from the arrivals at the White House State Dinner for Kenya:

– First Lady Jill Biden in a blue Sergio Hudson gown
– Vice President Kamala Harris in a green Chloé dress with cape
– Former President Bill Clinton and Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
– Natalie Biden in a sleek white dress with beaded detailing
– Huma Abedin in a simple black column dress
– Sean Penn in a classic black suit

**Biography and History:**

– **President Joe Biden:** 46th President of the United States, previously served as Vice President under Barack Obama and as a U.S. Senator from Delaware.
– **First Lady Jill Biden:** Educator with a doctorate in education, advocate for military families, community college professor.
– **President William Ruto:** 5th President of Kenya, former Deputy President, holds a Ph.D. in Plant Ecology.
– **First Lady Rachel Ruto:** Advocate for women’s empowerment and economic development in Kenya.

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– **Menu Highlights:**
– Chilled heirloom tomato soup
– Smoked beef short ribs
– Poached lobster
– White chocolate basket dessert

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