Designers Scramble to Have Michelle Obama Wear Inauguration Dress

Michelle Obama inauguration dress render

White House, Black Market

In a few days, President Barack Obama will be sworn back in as President of the United States of America, but the fashion industry couldn't care less about the politics of the event so much as the possibility of having Michelle Obama wear one of their dresses. Dozens of designers have submitted dresses for consideration and it's looking like we'll have to wait for the event to see what she chose.


Which designer will First Lady Michelle Obama choose for her second Inaugural Ball gown?

Twenty designers have reportedly sent clothing to the White House for consideration. The front-runners include Michael Kors, Derek Lam, Naeem Khan, Marchesa’s Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, Prabal Gurung, Jason Wu, Bibhu Mohapatra, Thakoon Panichgul, Tracy Reese, Chris Benz, Tory Burch, Narciso Rodriguez, Zac Posen, Maria Cornejo, Thom Browne, Barbara Tfank and Laura Smalls.

Even White House, Black Market has submitted a sketch -- seen here -- of how it would like to see the first lady look. When Obama wore one of its off-the-rack dresses on ABC's The View in 2008, designer Donna Ricco skyrocketed to fame. Read More

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