On Tuesday, NBC News’ Shawna Thomas, observing First Lady Michelle Obama’s dress at a state dinner, tweeted out her worship for her idol:
HOLY CRAP LOOK AT THE FIRST LADY'S DRESS. #BOWDOWN
— Shawna Thomas (@ShawnaNBCNews) February 12, 2014
Thomas is NBC News’ White House producer; she moved into that role in July 2011. Before assuming that role, she was a reporter on the hill, covering the House of Representatives. NBC News Bureau Chief Antoine Sanfuentes celebrated her elevation, writing, “On a personal note, I know that her sharp editorial judgment, keen eye for nuance, and straightforward likeability will make her a great success in this new role, so please join me in congratulating Shawna on this exciting next step!”
The Michelle Obama dress is a Carolina Herrera gown worn in honor of the state dinner for French president Francois Hollande.