Michelle Obama Wears Jason Wu Again at Inaugural Ball

01/22/2013 at 09:00 AM ET

Michelle ObamaJewel Samad/AFP/Getty

Just like President Obama, Jason Wu is getting a second term!

Michelle Obama stunned in a custom ruby-red chiffon and velvet halter-neck gown by Jason Wu at the inaugural ball in Washington, D.C. on Monday night.

It was a surprising choice considering Wu also designed the flowing one-shoulder white dress the FLOTUS wore four years ago when her husband was sworn into office. It was the look that catapulted the young designer’s career.

Obama paired the jewel-tone number with Jimmy Choo shoes, a handmade diamond-embellished Kimberly McDonald ring, Kimberly McDonald for Forevermark diamond bangles and of course, her brand new bangs.

Wu beat out a number of other designers vying for the honor of dressing the fashionable First Lady on the big night including Derek Lam, Marchesa, Michael Kors, Prabal Gurung, Tory Burch, Tracy Reese, Narciso Rodriguez, Naeem Khan and Thakoon.

And it turns out Wu couldn’t believe he earned yet a second White House style seal of approval. Shortly after the First Lady stepped out in the gorgeous creation, he tweeted, “#inshock!!!”

Earlier in the day, Obama chose a navy Thom Browne coat, plus a jeweled belt, J.Crew gloves, Cathy Waterman earrings and Reed Krakoff boots for the ceremony at the Capitol.

The First Lady’s inauguration day wardrobe, including accessories, will be donated to the National Archives. Tell us: Do you like the First Lady’s red Jason Wu gown?

–Jennifer Cress


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ms jackson on

Simply stunning!

Kathy on

i normally don’t care for a lot of her outfits but this is a beautiful dress and her hair looks much better.

Danielle on

Wow what a transformation…..! NOW SHE IS A MOVIE STAR….THE DRESS, THE HAIR, THE SMILE,everything says….I’m here an International star,that will be shinning forever……What a beautiful smile …….God bless the President and Mrs, Obama……long live the President.

katy on

That is a great color on her and I love the new bangs!

Patricia Colaneri on

Yet again, stunning and so classy.

Grandma of Four on

The dress is quite eye catching! The neckline is a great design for Mrs. Obama plus the beautiful fabric and appropriate color! Like her first Wu gown, I thought this was was about 1 inch too long…nerve wracking hoping she or the president would not trip on the bottom of the dress! Hair style quite attractive however I felt the false eyelashes were just a bit too much for the inaguration and ball! What can I say?

joan on

that is gorgeous!

Lacey on

Not a fan of hers BUT..she looked lovely.

BL on


Brenda on

Beautiful……the gown, the woman…..BEAUTIFUL!

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