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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.”
If Michelle Obama was out to shock the public tonight with her choice of designer for the Inaugural Ball, she definitely succeeded!
Even with three stylish Obama ladies as residents, Washington, DC is not exactly a fashion capital. This weekend, however, the city got an influx of red carpet regulars thanks to the 2013 Presidential Inauguration. Eva Longoria, Girls‘ Allison Williams, Rosario Dawson, and Kerry Washington were among the politically-minded stars who stepped out at events like the Latino, Hip-Hop, and Green Inaugural Balls, as well as various lunches, brunches, and celebrations in support of President Obama’s second term.
The first installment of the Obamas much-anticipated inauguration fashion is here.
In the four years since President Obama took office, plenty of designers have benefitted from the Michelle Obama Effect, a surge in sales and a boost in name recognition after the First Lady steps out in one of their creations. But none perhaps more than Jason Wu, who became one of the hottest designers in the game after the FLOTUS wore his white one-shouldered gown to the inaugural ball in 2009.