WASHINGTON – U.S. President Joe Biden laid the red carpet for celebrities, lawmakers and industry giants at the first official dinner held at the White House in honor of French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday. rice field.
Dinner is the best social event of any show trip. Biden’s commitment to Washington’s oldest ally, The two countries are arguing over how to handle Russia’s war in Ukraine, subsidies to American goods, and other issues.
The guest list included Violet, daughter of actress Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck. Singer John Legend and model Chrissy Teigen. Vogue editor Anna Wintour. And directed by Baz Luhrmann.
These celebrities join members of the Biden cabinet, lawmakers, and business leaders such as Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan, KKR & Co investor Henry Kravis, and Microsoft president Brad Smith. rice field.
On Thursday night, Mr Biden and Mrs Jill welcomed Macron back to the White House for dinner after a diplomatic meeting earlier in the day.
Both presidents wore tuxedos. Dr. Biden wore an Oscar de la Renta lace dress and dangling silver earrings.Macron’s wife, Brigitte, wore Louis Vuitton.
Less than two weeks after Biden’s granddaughter got married on the grounds of the White House, the event brought life to the businesslike presidential palace.
Guests followed the red carpet in front of the press corps to the White House reception before boarding a trolleybus to the South Lawn Pavilion for a formal dinner around 10 p.m.
We were treated to toasts, John Baptiste music, Chardonnays from Napa Valley, and cheeses from Oregon, California, and Wisconsin. About 200 Maine lobsters were flown in for the candlelit ceremony.
“It’s going to be a fire,” Batiste told reporters of the performance as it arrived.
The lavish Washington dinner is one of the few events to bring people together, including the president’s son, Hunter, and Kevin McCarthy, who heads a Republican congressional delegation that has pledged to investigate his business dealings.
Macron arrived in Washington on Tuesday for his second official visit to the United States since the French leader took office in 2017.
Biden, 80, and Macron, 44, have met numerous times at international gatherings, but this was the longest time the two have spent together.
https://www.straitstimes.com/world/united-states/jennifer-garner-john-legend-attend-lavish-us-state-dinner-for-france-s-macron Jennifer Garner, John Legend attend French President Emmanuel Macron’s lavish US state dinner