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Michelle Obama wears designer favorite for State of the Union

Feb. 13, 2013 at 10:33 AM ET

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Jason Wu appears to have become the first lady's go-to designer.


The first lady attended her husband's State of the Union speech Tuesday night wearing a sleeveless, empire-waist dress by the American designer, who also created both of Obama's inaugural ball gowns.

The burgundy organza tweed dress Obama wore Tuesday night featured a black bodice and was accessorized with an Alexis Bittar floral pin.

The first lady wore Jason Wu nearly a month ago, at the Commander in Chief's ball in Washington.
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The first lady wore Jason Wu nearly a month ago, at the Commander in Chief's ball in Washington.

Red also was the color of choice for the last Wu creation favored by the first lady. She donned his custom-made ruby chiffon and velvet gown at the president’s second inaugural ball in January.

The 30-year-old Taiwainese-born designer skyrocketed to fame in 2009 when Obama wore his white frilly one-shoulder gown to the first inaugural ball.

“As a designer and somebody who moved to America to become a designer, it’s something quite incredible,” he told TODAY last month following the inauguration. “I’m still pinching myself to see that’s all real.”

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