First-Lady Fashion: Wu Does It Again

Congrats to Jason Wu for being chosen again as the designer to dress the First Lady of the United States at the Inaugural Ball! It’s a second-time honor for the 30-year-old designer whose immediate reaction to finding out FLOTUS had chosen his gown was to tweet, “#Inshock!!!”

Nothing shocks us about Wu being tapped, especially after our first look at the First Lady in this ruby-red velvet and chiffon show-stopper—a dress just as elegant and glamorous as his 2009 gown, which is now housed in the National Museum of American History.

Wu’s sketch of the 2013 Inaugural Ball gown (via Twitter) | Wu’s 2009 Inaugural Ball gown (via the First Ladies Exhibit)

The First Lady and Wu admiring his work after it was gifted to the First Ladies at the Smithsonian exhibit—a tradition dating back to 1912.

If, like us, you can’t get enough, check out more from Jason Wu in our Designer Collections, or browse his Nordstrom-exclusives in our Miss Wu Lookbook.

2013 Inaugural Ball images courtesy of the Barack Obama blog and Twitter feed. 2009 Inaugural Ball Gown images courtesy of the National Museum of American History.

Jeff Powell

  • Mary January 24, 2013, 6:40 pm

    I love the Bright Red Gown and I saw how lovely the Frist Lady looked in it. I hope there will be a dress like this one in our stores right away I know it will sell. Love it Love it Love it.
    Thanks to Jason Wu

  • cmj January 23, 2013, 6:49 pm

    Beauty is priceless and timeless!!!

  • Anonymous January 23, 2013, 6:30 pm

    Beautiful, Speechless unbelievable.

  • Cookie January 23, 2013, 2:50 pm

    I think the second gown is even more spectacular than the first!

  • Anonymous January 23, 2013, 11:31 am

    I thought it made her look hippy! Not flattering!

  • modell23 January 23, 2013, 1:12 am

    Elegance is classic!

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