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Jason Wu 'Surprised' Michelle Obama Wore His Gown To The Inaugural Ball

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Were you surprised that Michelle Obama wore Jason Wu again to the Presidential Inauguration Ball on Monday?

So was he!

Wu said:

"Mrs. Obama likes to keep her secrets. She surprised me again. She’s really good at it. I was so nervous. You’d think I wouldn’t be since I’d experienced it before but I really was."

Well, we're not surprised FLOTUS is good at keeping secrets. She has to be!

Understandably, the 30-year-old designer was over the moon that the First Lady chose his design over everyone else's, adding:

"I was just elated. It’s hard to describe."

We'd be jumping on couches Tom Cruise-style if we were him!

The woven faille gown features a white gold O-ring with pavé diamonds at the neckline made by jeweler Kimberly McDonald, and it will, of course, be donated to the National Archives.

Regarding his design process, Wu said:

"Like last time, I had to go with my gut. I instinctively had to think of the woman in the dress. After four years in office, I thought the country was ready to see a confident First Lady in red. It just felt right."

And it looked right, too!

Congrats!

[Image via Getty Images.]

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