Did You Catch the Significance of Michelle Obama's Dress Last Night?

Aemilia Madden

Last night, all eyes were on President Barack Obama as he gave his farewell speech in Chicago. But when the POTUS turned his attention to his wife, Michelle, stating, “You took on a role you didn’t ask for and made it your own with grace and grit and style and good humour,” the crowd stood in applause as the First Lady beamed in a custom dress by designer Jason Wu.   

Throughout her tenure as FLOTUS, Michelle has been a strong supporter of emerging and iconic American designers including Wu, Thakoon, and Michael Kors. And as a First Lady who has skillfully used style to navigate the political sphere, there was extra significance in Obama's dress of choice last night. 

It was none other than Jason Wu who designed Michelle Obama's iconic white one-shouldered gown for her first inauguration ball in 2009 (he also designed the gown for her second). In her own quiet way, Michelle Obama has come full circle during her eight years in the White House. With her daughter Malia by her side, Michelle Obama reminded us that she'll go down in history as a true fashion icon.

Read on to see Michelle Obama's look and shop similar styles from Jason Wu!

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