Finally, after days of speculation, we know the first lady's gown of choice for her second inaugural ball — another Jason Wu confection, this time in cherry-red velvet and chiffon. We'll admit it: We're surprised that MObama doubled down this time, but with her glossy locks and rockin' upper bod, we can't say that the bold hue and shoulder-baring design was a bad choice.
The POTUS looked especially sharp in a tux and white tie, and it's safe to say the room collectively swooned when he introduced Michelle as "my better half and my dance partner," and then hit the dance floor as Jennifer Hudson crooned "Let's Stay Together" — seriously romantic. But what do you think: How does this year's number stack up against the 2009 Wu gown?
Click through to see the designer's sketch for this year's gown.
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Designer Jason Wu's sketch for the first lady's custom gown — is it any wonder MObama chose it?
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