It's all about the dress
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January 22nd, 2013
08:20 AM ET

It's all about the dress

Washington (CNN) – After all the anticipation and waiting, perhaps the biggest bombshell about Michelle Obama's inaugural ball dress was that it really wasn't a surprise at all.

Like 2009, the first lady wore a gown by the Taiwanese-born American designer Jason Wu, who was catapulted into the highest echelons of fashion when Obama donned one of his designs four years ago.

Obama, who is known for favoring lesser-known American designers, had several dresses presented to her before she made her decision, and didn't reveal what she would wear before she stepped out on stage at the Commander-in-Chief's ball, making her repeat turn in Jason Wu a rare moment of suspense amid the scripted revelry of the inauguration.


Topics: Michelle Obama • The Family
Day 2 of term 2
Photo CNN's Brian Yaklyvich
January 22nd, 2013
07:58 AM ET

Day 2 of term 2

President Obama starts his second term with more post-Inauguration festivities. In the morning, he and Mrs. Obama and the Bidens will attend the 10:45a interfaith, multi-denominational service that will represent Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and Sikhism. The service will take place at the Washington National Cathedral, which recently announced they will allow same-sex marriages in their church. The sermon will come from Rev. Adam Hamilton, from United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas.

In the evening, the celebrations will continue and he’ll return to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, site of Monday night’s Inaugural Balls, to attend the Staff Inaugural Ball.

9:00AM In-Town Pool Call Time

10:45AM THE PRESIDENT, THE VICE PRESIDENT, THE FIRST LADY and DR. BIDEN attend the National Prayer Service. National Cathedral

9:00PM THE PRESIDENT, THE VICE PRESIDENT, THE FIRST LADY and DR. BIDEN attend the Staff Inaugural Ball. Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Briefing Schedule
11:30AM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney

Topics: Daily Schedule