Michelle Obama Wore a Red Jason Wu Dress to Say So Long to the White House

Add one more sartorial win to the former First Lady's legacy.
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On Friday morning in Washington D.C., former First Lady Michelle Obama — a favorite of the fashion industry at large, as well as of this website — and President Barack Obama officially bid adieu to the White House. It has been confirmed to Fashionista that Mrs. Obama (whose generally flawless, statement-making sartorial choices we've carefully cataloged over the past eight years) opted once more for a look by Jason Wu, who's emerged as one of her go-to designers, to take in the inauguration events. Just one week ago, Mrs. Obama wore a lace, long-sleeved dress custom-made by Wu to watch her husband deliver his emotional farewell address in his hometown of Chicago, and, perhaps most memorably, she also turned to the Canadian-born designer for the white chiffon gown she wore to the inaugural ball in Jan. 2008.

To complement the bold red, belted tea-length dress — done up in a classic tweed material with black piping on the neck and sleeves — she paired it with a matching overcoat, making for yet another win from a woman who will certainly go down in history as one of the most influential, inspiring and stylish First Ladies of all time. We've waxed poetic on what we love about Mrs. Obama time and time and time again, so we'll just say this: We miss you already, and thank you so much for everything. 

Same. Photo: Rob Carr/Getty Images

Same. Photo: Rob Carr/Getty Images

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