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First Lady Michelle Obama did it again.
She surprised fashion observers Monday night by wearing yet another Jason Wu creation — a sexy, low-back sleeveless red silk gown with Jimmy Choo red satin heels– to the 2013 Inaugural Ball in Washington. Although, we must brag and say The Hollywood Reporter did predict she would wear Wu.
At President Barack Obama’s first Inaugural Ball in 2009, the First Lady sent shock waves through the fashion industry when she chose a gown by the then little-known designer, who was just 26 at the time. She wore his one-shoulder white chiffon gown and single-handedly put his name on the fashion map.
But just like last time, Wu didn’t realize that the FLOTUS had selected his design until she stepped out wearing it.
The same was true Monday night for all 20 designers who were invited to submit their creations to the First Lady, each one anxiously awaiting her appearance to see if she was wearing his or her design.
Thom Browne — who designed her tailored fit-and-flare coat and dress in a menswear fabric — didn’t know that she was going to wear his submission until he got emails while he was in Paris on business.
For the first dance of the evening, the Obamas danced to Jennifer Hudson, singing Al Green’s classic “Let’s Stay Together.”
So we have to ask: What do you think of the First Lady’s inaugural gown?
Tina Daunt contributed reporting.
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