Mexican President Felipe Calderon and his wife paid a special visit to Washington DC this week. First ladies Michelle Obama and Margarita Zavala met with young children at a local elementary school while the President's held a press conference addressing the new immigration laws passed in Arizona. The activities culminated in President Barack Obama hosting a grand state dinner in Mexico's honor.
Check out our slideshow of Señor Calderon's trip to Washington and see details from inside the state dinner!
1. Senor Calderon Goes to Washington: Press Conference
Mexican President Felipe Calderon (left) and U.S. President Barack Obama walk back to the Oval Office after their joint press conference in the Rose Garden at the White House on May 19. The two are expected to discuss immigration policy, the drug war and trade between Mexico and the United States.
2. Senor Calderon Goes to Washington: First Ladies at School
U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama (left) and Mexico First Lady Margarita Zavala talk to second graders during a physical education class at New Hampshire Estates Elementary School in Silver Spring, Maryland.
3. Senor Calderon Goes to Washington: Calderons and Obamas
Mexican First Lady Margarita Zavala, U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, Mexican President Felipe Calderon and U.S. President Barack Obama share a laugh at the state dinner in Washington D.C. on May 19.
4. Senor Calderon Goes to Washington: First Ladies Dresses
Both First Ladies are fashion icons in their own right, and last night was no exception. Mexican First Lady Margarita Zavala wowed in a plum-colored Macario Jiminez square-neck gown with a navy wrap and purple clutch. U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama was stunning in a blue shimmery Peter Soronen one-shouldered gown accented with a silver belt at the waist. Which look do you prefer?
5. Senor Calderon Goes to Washington: Scene
Gilded handmade woven baskets hung from the ceilings and were filled with bouquets of roses, orchids and pear cactus.
6. Senor Calderon Goes to Washington: Tables
The tables were topped with shades of blue to represent ripples of water and the china was from the Clinton and Eisenhower presidencies.