Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Michelle Obama at the Inauguration Ball
wearing a beautiful white chiffon dress with Swarovski crystals and fabric petals designed by Jason Wu, Michelle Obama attended the inauguration ball tuesday night.
Wu, like Isabel Toledo, who designed the first lady's day dress and coat, didn't know that his dress had been chosen by the first lady until he saw her wearing it. "i'm a part of history. words can't describe how i felt. i was awestruck. i think Michelle is statuesque. she's beautiful. i wanted to design a gown that would highlight her best features. i see her as a powerful, energetic woman. for me, this is pretty surreal."
the designer describes the dress as "soft and feminine, but powerful; i wanted to convey all that in a dress." Wu told The Associated Press that he wanted the ivory, one-shouldered gown to "look like a sign of hope."
Michelle accessorized her gown with amazing earrings, silver bangles and a knockout ring (pictured above).