Thursday, January 8, 2009

Mirror Mirror on the Wall, Which Gown Should Michelle Wear to the Inaugural Ball?

Inauguration day is just around the corner, set to take place on January 20, 2009. All eyes are on Michelle Obama in anticipation as to what she will wear to the Inaugural Ball. Historically first ladies inauguration wardrobes have made statements about themselves, as well as the times in which we are living. The Boston Herald has an extremely interesting article detailing the history of the First Ladie's Inaugural Gowns.

Designers from across the globe have sent in sketches of designs exclusively for Michelle Obama, but she is yet to announce which design she will be wearing. We may just have to wait until Inauguration night to find out. In the meantime, we can all speculate about which gown she may choose.

In general, I believe that the gown should definitely be made by an American Designer. Also, given the times, I think that it should not be too flashy, or overly ornate; which fits in perfectly with Michelle's simple, young and fresh style.

Below is a slide show of some of the top designers sketches for the First Lady Elect. Which do you think that she will wear? Vote for your favorite below!

View all the designer images at WWD

I think that the Diane Von Furstenburg is fabulous, perfect for Michelle Obama's style and features, and very chic without being flashy. That one gets my vote. . .and she is also an American Designer, which is important to me! I could also see Michelle in the Michael Kors or Elie Tahari's gown. I guess we may just have to wait until the 20th to see which, if any of them, she chooses!