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And the inaugural attire continues! After a long week of sartorial slam dunks for the First Lady, including a perfectly-accessorized Thom Browne coat, an embellished Naeem Khan ensemble, a true blue Reed Krakoff outfit, and a show-stopping Jason Wu gown, Michelle Obama broke out her fancy pants for one last hurrah at last night’s staff-only inaugural ball.
We don’t know about you, but we were so caught up in the excitement of Monday’s inaugural balls (and, of course, that inaugural gown) that we forgot that last night held even more excitement in the capital. President Obama honored thousands of White House and campaign staffers at one final celebration Tuesday night, and enlisted what he called a “couple of people who are pretty good musicians — Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett.”
For those of you who were gearing up to recreate Michelle and Malia Obama‘s adorably coordinated winter looks from yesterday’s Inauguration, we have some disappointing news for you: J. Crew will be retiring the pieces worn by both “out of respect for the first family.”
To say that Jason Wu is having a good night would be a huge understatement. Not only did Michelle Obama wear the designer four years ago at the 2009 Inaugural Ball, but she did it again tonight. And of course, she was stunning.
If Michelle Obama was out to shock the public tonight with her choice of designer for the Inaugural Ball, she definitely succeeded!
Beyoncé totally nailed the national anthem at today’s Presidential Inauguration. Not only did her powerful voice bring down the house (yes, we know she was outside), but she looked outstanding dressed in Pucci and Dior. We’ve got a video of her performance right here so you can relive the magic.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z are having an awesome Monday morning in Washington, D.C. They just arrived at the Inauguration looking nothing short of amazing, and we’ve got all the pics right here.