Michelle Obama’s Ball Gown

Hot young designer Jason Wu, got a big boost into the national spotlight in November 2008 when Michelle Obama wore his #17 from his Spring 2009 collection for her interview with Barbara Walters. The $3,510 raw silk dress with hand-embroidered rosettes is part of a line of elegant evening gowns and ladylike dresses selling in the $1,000 to $6,000 range. The dress featured hand-embroidered florets with French knots that took 100 hours of labor in a New York studio. His 2009 collection features more than a couple of ball gowns which could be perfect for an Inauguration gala but apparently Wu wasn't focusing on that, telling the WSJ that it's "a long shot."
Well long shots pay off big and that is what happened tonight….First lady Michelle Obama chose one of Wu’s gowns. A white chiffon, one-shoulder gown covered in fluffy appliques and beading that will now become part of fashion history. The gown will be donated to the Smithsonian, according to tradition, the first lady's spokeswoman said.

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LittleMe said...

Another designer living the American dream. What I could see of the dress it looked stunning on her. Great arms! First Lady Michelle Obama and President Obama looked so much in love dancing to "At Last".

spabeachresorts said...

that's wonderful!!! delighted to share the same.

Livy said...

She looked gorgeous!

DivaShoeFetish.com said...

She looked lovely as usual. She is really bringing a new style to the white house as far as fashion goes.