WOW!!! Michelle Obama stunned at the inaugural balls four years ago when she wore a one shouldered, floor length Jason Wu gown. The decision then by the First Lady to wear the 26 year old's dress took the little known designer to celebrity instantly. Four years ago when Obama came out in his gown, Wu had only three employees and was at home eating pizza with a friend.
FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama wave to guests after their dance at the Inaugural Ball at the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington. Michelle Obama has a new look, both in person and online, and with the president's re-election, she has four more years as first lady, too. The first lady is trying to figure out what comes next for this self-described "mom in chief" who also is a champion of healthier eating, an advocate for military…
INAUGURAL BALL BELLES For the three inaugural balls held on Friday, January 20, First Lady Melania Trump collaborated with former Carolina Herrera creative director Hervé Pierre for the off-the-shoulder column gown. “It’s an honor to dress the first lady,” the designer told WWD. “I was actually lucky because over my 20 years in the US, I dressed all the first ladies: Mrs Clinton at Oscar de la Renta, Mrs Bush and Mrs Obama at Carolina Herrera. So I feel lucky and honored to dress Melania…
In 1809, famed hostess DOLLEY MADISON hosted the first Inaugural Ball at Long's Hotel. The 400 tickets to the event were sold at a cost of $4 apiece. By comparison, some tickets for this year's inauguration ceremony are being scalped for as much as $12,500 apiece -- and Team Obama is selling inauguration packages for as much as $1 million a pop.
This combo image shows first lady Michelle Obama as she arrives at the Inaugural Ball in Washington on Jan. 21, 2009, left, and Jan. 21, 2013, right. Michelle Obama made it a fashion tradition Monday night, wearing a custom-made Jason Wu gown to the inaugural balls. The ruby-colored dress was a follow-up to the white gown Wu made for her four years ago when she was new to Washington, the pomp and circumstance, and the fashion press. (AP Photos/Jacquelyn Martin, Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
obamafamily: President Barack Obama rides the elevator to the Private Residence of the White House after attending 10 inaugural balls and a long day, including being sworn in as President, Jan. 20, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) Most iconic Pete Souza photos of Obama family’s first 4 years in the White House #5
2013: Michelle Obama | First Lady Michelle Obama chose Jason Wu again for the 2013 inauguration of President Obama, and positively shined in the bright red gown. (Photo by Brooks Kraft LLC/Corbis via Getty Images) via @AOL_Lifestyle Read more: https://www.aol.com/article/lifestyle/2017/01/18/first-ladies-inauguration-ball-gowns-50-years/21657651/?a_dgi=aolshare_pinterest#fullscreen
2009: Michelle Obama | Widely regarded as one of the most successful Inaugural Ball gowns in history due to its strong attachment to Barack Obama's platform of hope, Michelle Obama chose Jason Wu for her husband's first inauguration. (Photo by STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images) via @AOL_Lifestyle Read more: https://www.aol.com/article/lifestyle/2017/01/18/first-ladies-inauguration-ball-gowns-50-years/21657651/?a_dgi=aolshare_pinterest#fullscreen