WASHINGTON, D.C.: A First for the First Ladies

Ever the trendsetter, Michelle Obama is currently making history at the Smithsonian’s First Ladies exhibit with the unveiling of her second Inauguration gown. When a president is elected, his wife’s first Inauguration gown is always donated and preserved in the museum’s popular First Ladies exhibit, but in the case of re-election, their second inaugural gowns are not displayed. But for the first time ever,  an exception is being made. Michelle Obama’s stunning 2013 gown will be on view for one year, to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the beloved First Ladies exhibit. Designed by Jason Wu, the ruby red chiffon halter dress is embellished with cut velvet and small diamonds. The shoes worn by Mrs. Obama on that night, red satin Jimmy Choo kitten heels, will also be on display. Washington, D.C. just got a little more glam. – Ashley Churchill

The First Ladies at the National Museum of American History

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Images Courtesy of: Getty Images, The Smithsonian



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