I like this gown very much; the color is great on the First Lady, and I like the blingybelt, too. She looks regal and gorgeous.
Not as much as I liked this exceptionally flattering dress that she carried off with perfect posture in 2009 (and I have always said she looks best in an antique gold effect) but this is a lovely dress, and it’s too bad neither of the ladies was “ready” for the shot.
Meanwhile, look at the president. All I can think is, “cardboard cut-out” — you know, like the ones on boardwalks that tourists take their pictures with? He’s stiff, slightly tilted toward the rest, and yet seems remote and out of sync with the group.
It just looks funny, is all. Chuckle funny, not weird funny.