President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama dance together at the Obama Home States Inaugural Ball in Washington.
Fashion designer Jason Wu says the inauguration ball dress he designed for Michelle Obama grew out of his childhood fascination with dolls.
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First lady Michelle Obama attends a ceremony to donate the gown that she wore to the 2009 inaugural ball to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, March 9, 2010.
The one-shouldered, white chiffon gown, designed by Jason Wu, left, is becoming part of the Smithsonian's First Ladies Collection. The print dress she is wearing today is by designer Prabal Gurung.
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Santa Barbara, California
Then-Senator Barack Obama and his wife Michelle as they arrive at the Legends Ball, an award ceremony hosted by Oprah Winfrey.
Michelle is wearing a gown designed by Maria Pinto.
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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama with her daughters Malia and Sasha is greeted by Chinese President Xi Jinping, March 21, 2014.
Michelle Obama's one-week-long visit in China focused on educational and cultural exchanges.
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First lady Michelle Obama arrives during the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol, January 21, 2013.
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First Lady Michelle Obama speaks onstage at the Anna Wintour Costume Center Grand Opening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, May 5, 2014.
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Michelle Obama arrives on stage to the applause of her brother Craig Robinson, left, before her address to the Democratic National Convention, Aug. 25, 2008.
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Michelle Obama talks with Prince Albert of Monaco at a reception following the opening ceremonies of the the 121st International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session and XIII Olympic Congress at the Copenhagen Opera House.
Mrs. Obama is wearing a dress my Rodarte, a sister-team of fashion designers whose creations the first lady has worn on several occasions in recent years.
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Michelle Obama, wearing a Narciso Rodriguez dress, acknowledge the crowd after he delivered his victory speech at his election night party at Grant Park in Chicago.
Fashion designer Narcisco Rodriguez will receive a National Design Award this year from the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, along with 10 other top names in design. Rodriguez designed the black and red dress worn by first lady Michelle Obama in Chicago on election night in 2008.
The dress recently went on display at the National Archives to represent her signature style.
Earlier, Rodriguez designed Carolyn Bessette’s wedding dress for her 1996 marriage to John F. Kennedy Jr.
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Boca Raton, Florida
Barack Obama waves on stage with first lady Michelle Obama after the debate at the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University, October 22, 2012.