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Michelle Obama: Glowing in Red at the 2nd Inaugural Ball

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By: Ekta Mukhi Michelle Obama is back this term, donning yet another Jason Wu gown at President’s Barack Obama’s second term Inaugural Ball. “I can’t believe it. It’s crazy,” said Taiwanese-Canadian Wu.  “To have done it once was already the experience of my life. To have a second time is tremendous.” Michelle Obama looked stunning in the red chiffon and velvet dress by Wu. Wu has been in the business for six years, but his life changed four years ago, when First Lady Michelle Obama wore his custom designed white gown for President Obama’s first inauguration in 2009. The New York Times had at the time described him as, “barely known outside the fashion beltway.” Today Wu is designing for celebrities such as Diane Kruger, Zoe Saldana and Michelle Williams, and has launched his collection for Target in the United States in early 2012, which was a huge success, having been sold out within days. michelle Michelle Obama, was introduced to Wu by Andre Leon Talley, Vogue magazine’s editor-at-large while consulting America’s first family on their image. Ever since she has been a famous and loyal customer of Wu’s. Wu moved to Vancouver, BC at the age of nine and had always been interested in designing. He started first by designing dresses for toy dolls. Wu has certainly come far from when he began his journey. The 30-year-old designer said he felt the dress showed how he has grown up as a designer — and how Mrs. Obama’s style has evolved to be even more confident. We look forward to some more fabulous dresses!

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