First Lady Michelle Obama steps onto the stage at her husband’s first inaugural ball in January 2009 wearing a custom ivory, one-shoulder gown with Swarovski crystals and rosette appliqués by designer Jason Wu. Mr. Wu also designed the ruby gown, far right, Mrs. Obama wore at the second inaugural ball in January 2013.
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The morning after First Lady Michelle Obama’s big speech at the Democratic National Convention in 2012, in which she argued passionately for a second term for her husband, designer Tracy Reese’s phone was ringing. And ringing.