Michelle Obama Wears a Yellow Dress by Isabel Toledo & Inaugural Ball Gown Designed by Jason Wu

First Lady Michelle Obama chose to wear a yellow dress by Isabel Toledo¬†on the historic Inauguration Day 1/20/09. “I didn’t want a traditional blue or red,” Toledo told the AP. “That color has sunshine in it. I fell in love with it. So did she.”

Michelle Obama’s Inaugural Ball Gown Designed by 26-year-old designer Jason Wu.¬†“It’s soft, feminine, but powerful; I wanted to convey all that in a dress,” Wu told The Associated Press of the ivory, one-shouldered dress embellished with Swarovski crystals and fabric petals. “I wanted it to look like a sign of hope.”

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