Jennifer Garner and Daughter Violet Match in Black Dresses For White House State Dinner
Jennifer Garner and daughter Violet Affleck were twinning in more ways than one at the White House state dinner on Dec. 1. The mother-daughter duo arrived hand in hand to the soiree wearing black evening dresses that amplified just how much they resemble one another.
Garner chose a velvet Ralph Lauren column gown with a boat neckline, open back, and beaded trim, while 17-year-old Affleck opted for a Carolina Herrera fit-and-flare number with a midi-length skirt, v-shaped neckline, and lurex heart pattern. Although they went different directions with footwear – Garner selected black Stuart Weitzman platforms, and her daughter added a pop of color with red pointed-toe pumps – both carried black top-handle bags with metallic accents.
President Joe Biden’s first White House state dinner was a stylish, star-studded affair. As cohost, First Lady Jill Biden donned a navy lace off-the-shoulder gown that was custom made by Oscar de la Renta, a classic label that’s dressed many first ladies. Anna Wintour wore a vintage Chanel dress embellished with built-in beaded necklaces and belts, Chrissy Teigen attended alongside husband John Legend in a pink off-the-shoulder Rachel Gilbert gown, and Ariana DeBose stunned in a Tony Ward dress with a leg slit and side cutout.
Although the state dinner was Garner’s first public outing with daughter Affleck in years, it isn’t the first time the mother of three has made a fashionable appearance at the White House. Last December, the actor hosted a holiday concert in Washington DC wearing a festive green Oscar de la Renta minidress and crystal buckle pumps from Roger Vivier.
Read ahead to take a closer look at Garner and Affleck’s coordinating designer looks from head to toe.