As The National Museum of American History adds Michelle Obama's second inaugural gown to the 'First Ladies' exhibition on its 100th anniversary, TIME looks back at the dresses that got rave reviews, raised eyebrows, and launched the careers of young designers
Jan. 14, 2014
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Michelle Obama, Jason Wu, 2013
The sleeveless red, chiffon and velvet gown was paired with a diamond embellished ring by jewelry designer Kimberly McDonald and shoes by Jimmy Choo.