Malia, 17, and Sasha, 14, joined their parents, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, at their first State Dinner at the White House March 10, 2016 in Washington, D.C. Hosted by President and First Lady Obama, the dinner was in honor of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and First Lady Sophie Gregoire Trudeau of Canada.
For the formal affair, Malia and Sasha both wore gowns costing almost $20,000 each by New York-based designer Naeem Khan. According to the Dailymail, Sasha donned a semi-sheer black dress from the Naeem Khan Resort 2016 collection, while Malia opted for a beige strapless gown from the Naeem Khan pre-fall 2015 collection.
“I admire you very much, both of you, for your extraordinary strength and your grace,” Trudeau praised Sasha and Malia during his speech, adding that their “remarkable childhood” in the White House will give them “strength and wisdom beyond your years for the rest of your life.”
Malia, who graduates from high school in the summer, is rumored to be attending NYU.