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Michelle Obama Donating Her Inaugural Gown

Michelle Obama’s inaugural gown will join the First Ladies gown display at the Smithsonian



    Michelle Obama Donating Her Inaugural Gown
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    Michelle Obama waves at the Southern Regional Inaugural Ball at the DC Armory in Washington, DC, on Jan. 21.

    Michelle Obama will donate her Jason Wu-designed inauguration gown to the Smithsonian, the White House reports. 

    First Ladies have a long tradition of gifting their gowns to the august institution.

    Obama will present her 2009 inaugural gown on March 9 to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.  The gift is Obama's but the honor goes to Wu, a Chicago based couture designer.

    Wu had a quick claim to fame when the First Lady wore his designs during the 2009 Presidential Inauguration. The 27-year-old Taiwanese born fashion designer will join the First Lady at the Smithsonian. 

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    Wu told Access Hollywood that the First Lady’s support has dramatically changed his career. 

    "I feel really fortunate… it's really the ultimate compliment to have the First Lady wear my clothes, I couldn't be more thrilled,” said Wu. “One thing that makes me extremely happy is to be a part of history…more so than as a designer, as person, that's amazing!"

    The First Lady’s fashion has had all fashionistas watching her closely.

    “Michelle Obama's style is timeless and classic and truly confident…truly confident and optimistic," said Wu.