Michelle chooses Wu again

Washjington - It was one of the biggest questions of Monday’s inaugural celebrations: Not what would President Barack Obama say, but what would his wife, Michelle Obama, wear?

The first lady cemented her reputation as an international style trendsetter with her choice of a Jason Wu red sleeveless ball gown in the evening, and a business-style blue navy coat and dress for the daytime events.

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive to dance together at an Inaugural Ball on Monday, January 21, 2013, at the Washington Convention Center. Credit: AP

It was a huge win for US designer Wu making one of his ball gowns her choice for a second straight inauguration.

The first lady appeared for her first dance of the night with the president at the Commander-in-Chief’s Ball for US service members in a ruby-coloured chiffon and full-length velvet gown custom made by the New York-based designer. Her shoes were from the London-based designer Jimmy Choo.

Earlier, the first lady wore a navy coat and dress by designer Thom Browne. – Reuters