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Mo-Bama’s Inaugural Gown Is a Part of History

| On 10, Mar 2010

Michelle Obama, pictured on Inauguration Day 2009, donated the gown she wore to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History on March 9, 2010.

“The gown” now belongs to the ages.

On Tuesday, First Lady Michelle Obama donated her ivory inaugural ball gown, designed by Jason Wu, to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.  She said it was a bit of an odd moment because not many people are used to the public making a fuss about what they wear.  She also hasn’t seen the dress since she wore it.  The First Lady was joined by Wu for the unveiling of the museum display.

Media onsite wanted to know the feelings and memories  of Inauguration Day that the dress sparked when she saw it.  Of course, Mi-Mi responded about how COLD it was and how they waved to every single band in that long parade.  HA HA!!!  I know that’s right.  It’s a dress, albeit a very nice one, but still a dress.  I would have said the same thing … IT WAS COLD OUTSIDE!!  lol..  Seriously though, she says she will always cherish her memories from that extremely busy day.

Check out the website for the National Museum of American History, in case you want to check out “the gown” on your next D.C. visit.

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