Michelle Obama's Jason Wu Dress

Inaugural Ball Michelle Obama's Jason Wu Dress

A young designer First Lady to design her gown for the inauguration night festivities
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An Eye to History
The choice of a white dress is both glamorous and somewhat old-fashioned, evoking the stately ball gowns of 1950s designers like Christian Dior and Jacques Fath — the latter being an inspiration of Wu.

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