Michelle Obama Inaugural Gown 2013 Designed byJason Wu
The Michelle Obama Inaugural Gown 2013 designed by Jason Wu. Top to Bottom, Left to Right: Jason Wu Sketch, FLOTUS Inaugural ruby Red Gown, Michelle Obama Hair and Makeup, Stacked Bracelets, Pink Manicure
Highly Anticipated Michelle Obama Inaugural Gown 2013
Michelle Obama Inaugural Gown 2013 was the most anticipated fashion garment and perhaps one of the most anticipated events of this long and glorious Inauguration Day. The day wound through various events including a early visit to church services, public inauguration, luncheon, troop review, inauguration parade, and then the two balls. Michelle had two outfits and three shoe changes which carried her through the day.
Stunning Ruby Understated Jason Wu Design
Alina Cho from CNN sent out this Jason Wu First Look Tweet. The sketch reads on the right, from top—Gold embellished ring, Draped chiffon w/texture, Red dye to match duchess satin belt, Column skirt and is signed by Jason Wu.
Most people were sure that the inaugural dress would be a new and upcoming American designer but many were SHOCKED that the Michelle Obama Inaugural gown 2013 was a 2nd time choice for American designer Jason Wu, who also designed Michelle Obama 2009 inaugural gown. The dress was a ruby red chiffon and velvet custom designed halter dress. The shoe designer was Jimmy Choo. Michelle also wore stacked bracelets. She wore a handmade designer ring by Kimberly McDonald. Michelle stands 5′ 11″ to Barack Obama 6′ 1″ and is a Women over 45 who just celebrated her 49th birthday on January 17, 2013.
Michelle Obama Inauguration Day Outfit Designed by Thom Browne and J. Crew
Michelle Obama Inaugural Dress 2013 : Lft to Right, Top to Bottom — J. Crew Belt, Thom Browne Coat, J. Crew Gloves, J.Crew Pumps, Reed Krakoff Leather and Suede Custom Boots, and Cathy Waterman Necklace.
During the Inauguration Day public ceremonies and private church services, Michelle Obama wore a navy silk dress and coat by Thom Browne, an American designer. According to Thom Browne, the dress was inspired by the men’s ties and the blue color that he imagined that Barack Obama might wear for his inauguration. During church services, Michelle wore a pair of J. Crew pumps and then for the outside inauguration ceremony and the inauguration parade she switched to custom made Reed Krakoff boots (which took 3 weeks to handcraft). Michelle Obama’s accessories included a J.Crew fuchsia gloves, belt and pumps. Her necklace was by Cathy Waterman. Thom Browne is from Allentown, Pennsylvania and the President of the iconic brand Coach.
At the end of the inaugural festivities, Mrs. Obama’s outfit and accompanying accessories will go to the National Archives.
Why Michelle Obama’s Fashion Choices Matter
According to the New York Times,
In a 2010 study of her economic impact, David Yermack, of the Stern School of Business at New York University, found that the average value to a company from an appearance (in their clothing) by Mrs. Obama was $14 million.
Inauguration Balls Severly Cut
In recognition of the economic times, President Obama has cut back severely on the number of official inauguration balls. This year there will only be two official balls both in the same convention center, versus 2009 when the balls totaled ten! In sixty years, there has never been so few balls. This will reduce government spending and the amount of security and law-enforcement personnel needed.
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Blog Note: The Chief Blonde was not compensated for this post, she provided this information because she is a proud American and loves the fact that we are free enough to have Inaugurations in our country every four years. God Bless America!