Daily Archives: January 20, 2009

Inaugural gown by Jason Wu – New York designer

After months of speculation, at last we know: Michelle Obama has chosen New York designer Jason Wu to create her inaugural night gown. This is not the first time Obama has worn one of the 26-year-old’s designs—she picked one of his dresses last November for a interview with Barbara Walters. Tonight’s piece—an elaborate, one-shoulder, floor-length white chiffon gown is fairy-like, filled with ruffles and sparkles and reportedly costs $3,500. No matter what the country thinks about the dress—and you can be sure, they will think a lot—we already know how Mrs. Obama’s husband feels. When the couple entered the Neighborhood Ball tonight, President Barack Obama announced, “First of all, how good-looking is my wife?”


“Michelle Obama dazzled on the dance floor in an elegant, one-shouldered ivory gown embellished with Swarovski crystal rhinestones. It was a modern yet classic look that will stand the test of time.”—Joe Berean, fashion director, InStyle.com.

She wore Jason Wu when she was interviewed by Barbara Walters.  See previous post.  They are a beautiful couple.

See what some fashion experts have to say Here.

Posted:  01.20.09

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Michelle chose ensemble by Isabel Toledo for swearing-in

AP reports:

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama wore a sparkling yellow-gold sheath dress with matching coat by Cuban-born American designer Isabel Toledo for the inauguration of her husband, a choice many applauded as a cheerful message of hope and a vote for the American fashion industry.

She paired the embellished ensemble with green gloves from J. Crew and green shoes.

There are and will be many pictures of the dress and coat she wore today.  But here’s a picture (below) of the black gown she wore in Manhatten at a fundraiser during the campaign, also designed by Isabel Toledo, which is gorgeous.  It was not designed especially for her, however, but purchased in Chicago. Couldn’t have been more becoming on her had it been designed specifically for her.


isabel-toledoIsabel Toledo

See more about her Here.

I see she is wearing a gown with an over the shoulder top tonight at the Neighborhood Ball.  Who designed it?  Don’t know.  Now we know.  See post here.

Posted: 01.20.09


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