It would be the biggest news since Michelle Obama’s bangs — of course I’m talking about her dress of choice for the 2013 Inauguration ball. Out walks the First Lady in her gorgeous ruby colored full length gown (with v-neck back) and alongside the President, they share the first dance. (All the while we’re all holding our breathe, in anticipation of the dress announcement.) Finally it’s revealed, she’s wearing Jason Wu… again. What’s so crazy about this momentous fashion moment is no one knows who she will wear — not even the designer — until she makes her entrance. She complimented the dress with Jimmy Choo shoes.
Having a reputation for wearing young designers and bringing them in the spotlight — as she did the first time around in wearing Jason Wu, and with all the speculation over who she would be wearing. I don’t think anyone anticipated it would Wu again. She already made his career the first time around, I can’t image what this will mean for his future. Although whatever it is, it’s well deserved. I was at Jason Wu’s first runway show at Bryant Park, and from the moment I saw that show, I knew there we’re big things to come for him. He’s so talented!
Earlier today we say Mrs. Obama in a custom, specially designed checkered-pattered coat by Thom Browne that were inspired by a menswear necktie. I love the contrast of the coat against the magenta gloves. Here is the First lady as she arrived during the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington.
Then the jacket came off to a Reed Krakoff cardigan and a Thom Browne dress. I know cardigans are Mrs. Obama’s thing, but I thought she could do without it. I would have loved to see more of that dress (and those amazing arms of hers).
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