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Michelle Obama's Red Dress Steals The Show At The Inaugural Balls

Michelle Obama's Red Dress Steals The Show At The Inaugural Balls


Airdate: 01/22/2013

It was Inauguration night's most anticipated moment—Michelle Obama’s dazzling entrance.

The first lady was gorgeous in a ruby red chiffon and velvet gown by Jason Wu as she took the president's hand at the Commander-in-Chief's Ball.    

Jennifer Hudson serenaded the first couple, who danced to their favorite song, "Let's Stay Together." The president and first lady sang the words to each other during their dance.

A sea of camera phones lit up the crowd as just about everyone in the room took a picture of the first dance.

The president and first lady switched partners halfway through the dance.

The president glided across the dance floor with Air Force Staff Sergeant Bria D. Nelson.

Nelson said, "It was surreal. I really didn't believe it at first, I was like 'I am dancing with who?' He just said, 'I pressed up on your feet, don't mind me.'"

The first lady took a dance with Marine Gunnery Sergeant Timothy Easterling. He said he got parenting advice from the first lady.

He said, "Walking out, it was 'Don't trip down the stairs!' When we made it down, we got to the president and first lady and they both had big smiles on their faces. Mrs. Obama and I spoke, mainly about our kids. That universal conversation that parents can have."

All eyes were on Jason Wu's gown, who also designed Michelle’s inaugural gown in 2009 and spoke about her show-stopping entrance on CBS This Morning.

Wu said, "When I saw it I was just floored. I couldn't believe she chose me for the second time. I was just so proud."

The custom-made ruby-red gown is an instant classic. The halter neck design is perfect for any woman. INSIDE EDITION's Megan Alexander found you can get similar designs for half the cost.

Alexander found a dress from J.S. Boutique, available at Nordstorm stores that costs $198.

Before the president and first lady took the stage, singer Alicia Keys performed and added a presidential twist to her hit "Girl on Fire,” by singing “Obama’s on Fire.”

But, the most memorable inauguration moment came from the first lady, who was a radiant vision in red.


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