The Big Day

Obamas Dance to 'Let's Stay Together'

For as much press as there was devoted to what President Obama would say in his inaugural address Monday, there may have been just as much—if not more—coverage of what First Lady Michelle Obama would wear to the inaugural balls. The answer: a ruby chiffon and velvet gown designed by Jason Wu. It may be a bit of a controversial choice, as Wu is the same designer Obama wore four years ago to the inaugural balls, and many fashion critics were hoping she’d use the occasion to champion an up-and-coming designer. After debuting her gown, she and the president danced to “Let’s Stay Together” performed by Jennifer Hudson. “I’ve got a date with me here,” the president told the crowd. “She inspires me every day.”