They Could Have Danced All Night

A state dinner for Sadat mixes politics and peach mousse

Historians of presidential dress and eating habits take note: Anwar Sadat has an aversion to shellfish and dinner jackets. Marginalia in the great sweep of international affairs, of course, but such items were priorities for the White House staff as it planned last week's double date for Anwar, Jihan, Ronnie and Nancy. It was the first state dinner in the Reagan Administration at which men wore business suits instead of black tie. Not a shrimp or crab claw was to be seen. But the Reagans' high style was very much in evidence,...

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