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Michelle Obama always picks winners when it comes to formal wear. And, the Smithsonian (along with pretty much everyone else) knows it. So, naturally, the institution has asked for her second inaugural gown, a red chiffon-and-velvet Jason Wu number, to be displayed at the National Museum of American History. The new acquisition will help mark the 100th anniversary of the "First Ladies" exhibition, before the dress heads to storage for a future presidential library.
The reason we're buzzing about this? The exhibit usually only features dresses worn to first inaugurations. Smithsonian curator Lisa Kathleen Grady told the The Huffington Post: “There's such interest in the dress, I thought maybe it would be interesting if we could borrow the dress and do a special display.” And, of course she said yes.
MObama took to the stage almost a year ago in the daring ruby cross-halter, which was edgier than her first inauguration pick (also a Jason Wu creation). Now, museum visitors will get to see the second inaugural gown up close — definitely a reason to head to the American History museum. If only our closets warranted a borrow from the Smithsonian, right? (Huffington Post)