Michelle Obama as Fashion Icon

Michelle Obama's Fashion Dresses
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Western States Ball, Jan. 20, 2009
The new First Lady changed outfits for the celebrations on inauguration night, choosing a gown designed by Jason Wu. "The Jason Wu inaugural gown reminded me of a wedding dress or a prom dress," Betts writes, "but in a good way — it was so fresh and innocent."

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