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Michelle Obama Stuns in Red Inaugural Ball Gown By Jason Wu: All the Details!

Clearly designer Jason Wu knows how to make women look great — especially Michelle Obama! Otherwise, the First Lady would never have chosen the designer to create her ruby red, long halter gown with velvet details for Monday night’s Inaugural Ball — again.

The Taiwan-born fashion designer first made headlines in 2009 when the FLOTUS chose his white, one strap full-length dress for her husband’s first Inaugural Ball. The designer seems to be Mrs. Obama’s formal favorite, as she debuted her second-term look last night in a Wu original, created just for her.

Wu describes the feeling of getting chosen, yet again, on CBS This Morning, “When I saw it, I was just floored. I just couldn’t believe that she chose me for the second time. I am so proud of it.”

And proud he should be!

While Jason admits there were a number of sketches for the dress, there was only one actually made. And when it came time to pick a color, the designer had one thought. ”Last time, she didn’t [make suggestions], but this time I said, ‘I think red is a really good color’ and they said, ‘Well, Mrs. Obama thinks red is a good color too. I guess we were in sync from the beginning.”

As the world saw at the Inaugural Ball on Monday night, great minds do think alike!

Source: Us Weekly, CBS This Morning

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01.23.2013 / 04:30 AM EDT by Jo Aaron
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