10 First Dances

Seeing our new President and his beautiful First Lady take the stage for their "first dance" last night at the Neighborhood Ball made me a bit misty-eyed. It almost felt like I, as a viewer, was intruding on a sweet, private moment. I also loved that Beyonce got a bit emotional during her serenade. Then I saw on Good Morning America that they had to dance at all TEN balls that they attended... and they certainly looked tired by the end of the night!

I couldn't help but think that they looked like a bride and groom taking their first dance at their wedding... Michelle in her fabulous, one-of-a-kind ivory silk chiffon gown created by 26 year old Taiwanese (!!) designer, Jason Wu... and President Obama looking dapper in white tie and tuxedo by Chicago-based designer, Hart Schaffner Marx.

Obama first dance


According to WSJ, Michelle's dress will be donated to the Smithsonian, and will never be replicated, at least not by the designer himself! I imagine that copy-cat versions will be available to the masses soon enough by brands such as ABS Schwartz. Maybe not a bad thing for brides who love Michelle's look and want to achieve it for less than a couture price!

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