Today was all about the President, as Americans from all walks of life converged on Washington, D.C. to take part in the Inaugural Day festivities. It’s estimated that nearly one million people stood on the National Mall and watched as President Obama took the Oath of Office for his second and last term. While the day was about the President, it didn't stop the media from focusing on what the First Lady was wearing.
Some news networks have spouted out huge figures of what First Lady Michelle Obama has done for the American fashion industry. One figure thrown out is that every time Mrs. Obama wears a designer; it’s like some $14 million dollars in free publicity. Jason Wu designed the dress that Michelle Obama wore at the President’s first inaugural. The boost to Wu’s career was immediate. Presses from all over the world were talking about this up and coming American designer. Now the designer has a clothing and accessories line at Target.
So when it came time to select a dress for the President’s second inaugural, The First Lady must have an abundance of confidence in Wu, because she selected the designer a second time. From media reports we known that the candidates were narrowed down to just two; with none of the designers knowing if their creations would make the cut until the world watches as she steps out in the custom gown at the Inaugural Ball.
The dress Mrs. Obama selected; a red chiffon and velvet dress with a cross halter. The dress the First Lady wore earlier in the day at the Capitol Building was designed by Thom brown. Could Jason Wu be the First Lady’s new go to designer? Will be see her step out in more of his creations? We have four years to find out.