The Lady in Red

Shelley O brought all the fabulous last night. ALL THE FABULOUS. 

She is, by far, the most fashionable first lady this nation has had since Jackie Kennedy. 

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For the inaugural ball at the Walter Washington Convention Center, the first lady wore a red chiffon gown with a plunging back and black velvet accents by Jason Wu. She accessorized with a handmade diamond ring by Kimberly McDonald and shoes by Jimmy Choo.

No one, including yours truly, thought she’d turn to Wu again for her inaugural gown.

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Four years ago, her decision to go with the then 26-year-old designer was a surprising one, but one the fashion community appreciated. It seemed to reflect an interest in promoting young talent. 

So many style watchers assumed she’d wear a gown by another relative unknown again this year, that she’d want to spread the love around, so to speak. But she didn’t.

She wore another Wu dress and I applaud her. She obviously wore what spoke to her. And you can’t argue with the results. She looked absolutely beautiful.

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Brava, Shelley. Brava.

Oh, and the prez looked pretty good, too. 

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