Jason Wu on How Michelle Obama Changed Political Fashion Forever

Back in 2009, Michelle Obama selected Jason Wu to design the dress for one of the biggest moments of her tenure as first lady: the inaugural ball. She has gone on to wear numerous pieces from the designer, including a striking red halter gown at her second inaugural ball in 2013. So who better to offer his thoughts on Michelle's impact on political fashion than Wu himself? 

The Telegraph conducted an in-depth interview with the designer, who offered his take on the subject.  "It used to be that women in 'men's worlds,' especially in a political environment, were afraid to express their femininity in case they risked not being taken seriously, or not looking professional," Wu told The Telegraph. "What Michelle's brought to the political field is that you can wear something that’s feminine, a little bit sexy, but not compromise your power or your intelligence." Amen to that. 

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