Smithsonian Snags Obama Inaugural Gown

Jason Wu creation joins Museum of American History collection
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 9, 2010 11:01 PM CST
As her mother, Marian Robinson, looks on, Michelle Obama waves farewell to her inaugural gown at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington, Tuesday, March 9, 2010.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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(Newser) – The Museum of American History got more fashionable today when Michelle Obama donated the evening gown she wore to the 2009 inaugural balls to the First Ladies Collection. "I am very honored and very humbled, but I have to say that I'm also a little embarrassed by all the fuss being made over my dress," Obama said of the Jason Wu design. "To say that she has changed my life is really an understatement," Wu told Politics Daily.

"I remember how just luscious I felt as the President and I were announced onto the stage for the first of many dances," Obama said, "and I'll cherish that moment for the rest of my life."

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