Michelle Obama wore a stunning red silk organza dress streaked with abstract inky black petals to the state dinner for President Hu Jintao of China.

The dress–designed by Alexander McQueen’s successor Sarah Burton–came from the house’s most recent resort collection and originally looked like this:

But since Mrs. Obama knows what she likes and what suits her, she had the sleeves taken off. This is just a phenomenal look for her: the color is breathtaking (plus, an unmistakable nod to China) and the fit is beautiful. She knocked it out of the park.

(photo of Michelle Obama via HuffPo)