President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the 2013 Presidential Inaugural BallShe did it before and now she’s done it again. The First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, has once again chosen to wear a gown by New York based designer Jason Wu to the Presidential Inaugural Ball.The custom-made halter-neck crimson red gown showed off the First Lady’s impossibly-toned arms in what looks to be burnished velvet.
First Lady Michelle Obama famously wore Jason Wu to the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Ball—immediately thrusting the then-relatively-unknown young designer into the national spotlight. And, while many voices in the fashion peanut gallery had loudly speculated that Obama might seize the 2013 opportunity to showcase the work of another up-and-coming designer, it looks like Obama’s proved them all wrong.Just goes to show: once you find something that works for you, stick with it.
Second time’s a charm, right?
First Lady Michelle Obama chose a red gown by New York based designer Jason Wu for the 2013 Inaugural Ball—the second time in as many inaugurations that the First Lady has selected a gown by the up-and-coming young designer.
Tonight, @AlinaChoCNN tweeted this image, below—the original sketch Wu made of Mrs. Obama’s custom-made crimson halter-neck. Take a look for yourself:
It reads, in handwriting on the right, from top—Gold embellished ring, Draped chiffon w/texture, Red dye to match duchess satin belt, and Column skirt. The sketch is signed by Jason Wu
Love this dress. She knows how to dress for her body type. This dress is a WINNER!