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.
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!