The Obamas at the White House state dinner.

Michelle Obama looking gorgeous in a Naeem Khan gown at the state dinner. Photo: Associated Press

Score one for the United States!

First Lady Michelle Obama landed the top spot on French Elle's annual best-dressed list, beating out France's own First Lady in the 'Political Chic' category.

Carla Bruni Sarkozy
came in second place again this year, having lost out last time to Asma Assad, the Syrian president's wife. Elle cited Mrs. O's support of emerging designers and her ability to make the cinched cardigan official dress as her winning style attributes.


Other winners include:

To see how Michelle Obama earned her sartorial status, check out the below looks.




The First Lady was also recognized on this prestigious best-dressed list.