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Michelle Obama wears designer favorite for State of the Union

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.R
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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.
The first lady wore Jason Wu nearly a month ago, at the Commander in Chief's ball in Washington.Rick Wilking / Reuters / Today

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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