Belle of the Ball

Wow! What a whirlwind weekend.

Now that the 57th inaugural festivities have concluded, I thought you might enjoy a recap of First Lady Michelle Obama’s inaugural wardrobe. The major reveal last night was that our dearest Michelle selected Jason Wu again as the designer for her inaugural gown.

Many fashion editors were hoping that the first lady would elevate another unknown designer to A-list status with her choice, but I liked the symmetry of Michelle bookending her historic dresses. Jason Wu designed a stunning long halter-neck ruby chiffon gown with velvet details.

The other buzz heard around Washington is that Michelle will take a more active role promoting the president’s agenda, so maybe there will be less focus on her style and more focus on her example as a leader.

On Sunday for the President’s official swearing-in ceremony, Michelle wore a navy and black dress by Reed Krakoff.

On Sunday night for the Inaugural Reception, Michelle repeated a gorgeous black sequin dress by Michael Kors.

For the inauguration day that included a morning worship service, swearing-in ceremony, inaugural luncheon and presidential parade, Michelle chose a silk jacquard navy check dress and topcoat by Thom Browne with boots by Reed Krakoff.

And here’s the original sketch by Jason Wu of Michelle’s custom gown.

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2 Responses to “Belle of the Ball”

  1. 1
    Keita says:
    January 22, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Lovely recap. I loved her silk jacquard navy check dress and topcoat by Thom Browne with one-of-a-kind boots by Reed Krakoff the most!

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    Sherry says:
    January 22, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    She was absolutely stunning! So proud of their accomplishments. I regret not being in DC this past weekend!