First Lady Selects Jason Wu to Design Inaugural Gown

By Cristina Bermudez,
Jason Wu Does it Again

Mrs. Obama was the First Lady in red at the Inaugural Ball. She stepped out on stage with President Obama for their first dance of the night. With Jennifer Hudson singing to “Let’s Stay Together,” Mrs. Obama flaunted her ruby red Jason Wu gown which showcased her arms.

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Wu, a notable 30-year-old designer, was chosen a second time to design the First Lady’s red halter-top duchess satin gown with chiffon overlay and velvet detailing. Mrs. Obama completed the outfit by wearing Jimmy Choo shoes and a handmade embellished diamond ring by designer Kimberly McDonald.

According to Huffington Post, there were rumors that Mrs. Obama had around a dozen dress possibilities to choose from which made the media assume she would choose yet another up and coming designer. However, since she wore Wu for her second and final Inaugural Ball gown, the critics believe that Wu is a fashion staple that is here to stay.

Known for supporting young designers, Mrs. Obama first brought Wu to the fashion radar four years ago when he was selected to design her first Inaugural gown. This immediately made him a popular designer when he designed her white gown, which was similar in style to this year’s gown.

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This comes as a surprise since according to Mrs. O.com, only 10 percent of people thought she would choose Wu again this time around.

Earlier in the day, Mrs. Obama wore a dress and navy coat by Thom Browne that “was developed based on the style of a men's silk tie."

“I wanted ‘tailored’ for her. For me, she stands for strength and confidence, and that’s what I wanted to design for her,” Browne told the Washington Post

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