Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The First Lady of American Designers

Here it is... Michelle Obama's choice of dress for the Inaugural Balls. Jason Wu, the 26 year old American designer created this very non-traditional, one shoulder white gown. Wu will certainly be receiving much attention for this gown like Narciso Rodriguez did post-election night when Michelle wore his design. However, this is not the first time Obama has worn Wu. Obama catapulted Wu into Mainstream fashion territory after she wore this little number.
Click here for more on Jason Wu.
New York Times' Cathy Horyn has a great article with more information on the First Lady's bold new strides into history: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/21/us/politics/21fashion.html?_r=1&partner=rss
What do you all think? Impressed...or would you have liked to see something else?

2 comments:

Whitney T. said...

Jordan-- I does not "wow" me...your thoughts?

Jordan Culberson said...

I am with you. I feel this may become a forgotten dress when it comes to First Lady fashions (a little too trendy with the single strap). I do however think the Isabel Toledo dress was fantastic, a bold enough move while still remaining classic.