The first lady dazzled the nation when she selected a gorgeous ruby red ball gown for the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Ball designed by Jason Wu — the same designer she wore at the 2009 ball! The young designer revealed he’s still ‘in shock.’
There’s no denying that First Lady Michelle Obama is a fashion icon, and during the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Ball, she stole the show in a gorgeous ruby red ball gown by Jason Wu. The fashion designer, 30, also designed the first lady’s dress for the 2009 Inaugural Ball, but even he was surprised his gown was selected again!
Jason Wu made a name for himself during the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Ball when he designed Michelle’s white one-shoulder gown when he was just 26. Her bold choice put him on the fashion map back then — and the designer, who has been incredibly busy building his line in the past four years, didn’t even expect his design to be selected again.
Jason Wu Speaks Out About Inaugural Gown On ‘Today’
Jason Wu visited the Today show on Jan. 22, and reflected on the shock and aw he feels after his gown was chosen yet again for the first lady to wear at the inaugural ball.
He said he and his team were watching the live stream of the ball like the rest of the nation — so when she walked out wearing his gown, he was just as surprised as everyone else. “We were glued to the screen,” he told Savannah Guthrie. He said he had no idea he would be picked agan, but he worked hard on the design to embody the significance of the first lady.
“It’s about designing for the client,” Jason said. “We don’t think about everything else that comes with that.” He added he wanted to “really represent her with the best of my ability.” And for everyone that is wondering, yes he has met her! “She’s every bit as lovely as she seems on TV.”
We think she looked amazing — and congrats to Jason Wu for the honors again!
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— Christina Stiehl
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