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Michelle Obama has said all along that she's not a fashion person, and she might have just proved herself right by meeting Jason Wu on Tuesday and wearing another designer. As much as it's socially appropriate in style circles to wear pieces by the designer you're celebrating, the First Lady sported a design by hotly tipped newcomer Prabal Gurung for her first meeting with Wu, who created her iconic inauguration-night gown.
Obama and Wu met as the First Lady turned over her gown to the Smithsonian's First Ladies exhibition. Wu remained as appreciative as ever, thanking her for "letting my story become a small part of the events" of Barack Obama's inauguration festivities. The First Lady, too, stayed particularly humble about her inclusion in the exhibit, saying: "And I have to say, to be honest, I am very honored and very humbled, but I have to say that I’m also a little embarrassed by all the fuss being made over my dress. Like many of you, I’m not used to people wanting to put things I’ve worn on display. So, all of this is a little odd, so forgive me."