Michelle Obama‘s wardrobe choices were among the most anticipated and buzzed about parts of the 2013 Inauguration. Before the First Lady stepped onto the stage at the Commander-In-Chief’s Ball, the fashion world was busy making it’s predictions. Though over 12 designers submitted original creations for her to wear, FLOTUS stepped onto the stage in a stunning red gown by none other than Jason Wu. Sure it would have been nice to give someone else a chance, but when you find something that works for your body and makes you feel good, why deviate? And we love Mrs. O a whole lot more for favoring a designer we have adored from the start. Consider Wu this administration’s answer to Oleg and Oscar.
“She makes me a better man and a better president,” said President Obama as he introduced his wife; she is also his perfect complement. Her ruby colored chiffon and velvet gown looked divine next to his white tie and tails. The color also sent the ideal bi-partisan message of hope and optimism. Michelle accessorized with a custom diamond ring designed by Kimberly McDonald and Jimmy Choo shoes. Her entire Inaugural ensemble will be donated to The Smithsonian.
Wu responded to the FLOTUS’ choice with a simple Tweet reading, “#InShock”; we’re not!