(Photo by Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press)
Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau is representing with fashion from her home country, as she and husband Justin Trudeau, along with their three children touch down in Washington D.C. ahead of their state dinner hosted by President Obama and First Lady Michelle.
Taking place Thursday evening, it’s the first state dinner for a Canadian Prime Minister in almost 20 years. (The last took place in 1997 with Jean Chrétien and Bill Clinton).
Sophie stepped off the plane at Andrews Air Force Base wearing an entirely Canadian ensemble. Her suit is by DUY, a Vietnamese-Canadian designer out of Montreal.
“I saw her on my phone and the suit looked amazing on her," Duy Nguyen tells etalk. "She has great legs and gorgeous skin, very easy to dress. Oh, and it was fun doing a fitting in Rideau Hall. I am so honoured to be chosen from so many great designers in Canada.”
Grégoire-Trudeau finishes the look with shoes by Aldo, an eye-catching purple clutch by Ela Handbags, and jewelry by Dean Davidson.
This look and others from the three day trip to Washington are a collaboration between Sophie and stylist Jessica Mulroney. The pair have been working together for a few months to plan each outfit, all of which will be Canadian from head to toe.
(Photos: The Canadian Press)
And this isn’t the first time the longtime friends have teamed up. Jessica helped with Sophie’s look for Justin’s swearing-in ceremony last November, her appearance at Buckingham Palace and her pink lacey look in Malta.
Tonight Trudeau is scheduled to appear at a reception at Washington's Renwick Art Gallery co-hosted by Canada 2020, a think-tank based in Ottawa.
Thursday afternoon Justin and Sophie will attend a 250-guest lunch hosted by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. The meal will be prepared by Canadian-born chef Spike Mendelsohn, who told the Globe and Mail he’ll be serving a first course of maple-cured salmon candy and a main course of boneless short ribs.
etalk.ca will have complete coverage of Justin and Sophie’s trip to Washington.