The creator of Michelle Obama’s inaugural gown, Jason Wu, was on the Today show for an exclusive interview with Savannah Guthrie on Jan. 22. This is the second time Mrs. Obama had surprised the New York fashion designer in her decision to wear Wu’s gown.
First Lady Michelle Obama took notice of Wu’s collection four years ago when she chose to wear a white, one shoulder covered gown creation adorned with Swarovski crystals for the Home States Inaugural Ball of Jan. 20, 2009.
The Commander-in-Chief’s wife came out in a stunning red ruby chiffon and velvet gown with a v-back opening at this year’s inaugural ball on Jan. 21.
The Taiwanese-born American designer was in the dark like everyone else as to whose gown Mrs. Obama would choose. He explained that many designers would send in their especially made ball gowns in hopes that theirs would be chosen.
The 30-year-old gown creator found out like everyone else – on TV.
"We had no confirmation until she came out," said Jason Wu.
Both dresses will go down in history where they will be displayed at the Smithsonian Museum.
The Jason Wu studio collection is based in New York and sold at Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue stores or online.
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