Pictures of Past State Dinners

A Look Back at Past Glamorous State Dinners

Pictures of Past State Dinners

Tonight, Barack and Michelle Obama will roll out the red carpet and throw a state dinner for Chinese President Hu Jintao. While we wait to find out what's on "the quintessentially American" menu — and more importantly what Michelle decides to wear — let's take a look back at past state dinners. The fashion may have changed, but the glamour is constant through the years.

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