The Inauguration Ball last night might not have arrived to the national spotlight with the anticipation of four years ago, but the affair was no letdown, with stars like Jennifer Hudson, Stevie Wonder and Beyonce. Michelle Obama once again chose designer, Jason Wu, for the inauguration ball, donning a shimmery red dress made of chiffon and velvet.
Jennifer Hudson even tweeted before taking the stage, “Right now the president and first lady will dance to Al Green's 'Let's Stay Together,' to be performed by...... ME!!! Yes! Amazing Night!”
As Hudson belted the tunes of Al Green's “Let's Stay Together,” the president and first lady slow danced to an anxious crowd, many of whom were armed with smartphones and pocket cameras to capture the special moment. Millions watched at home.
Alicia Keys also performed, who modified her hit, “Girls on Fire,” to sing, “He's the President and he's on fire...Obama's on fire. Obama's on fire.” Stevie Wonder sang at the Inauguration Ball, “Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” as a group of audience members swayed to the legendary hit. The crowd chimed in with fun.'s, “We are Young.”
Michelle Obama's dress is much like many of her other gowns, according to Forbes. “There's an easiness to the dress, understated and chic,” showing off her “toned arms and back.” For President Obama's first inaugural ball, First Lady Obama propelled the relatively unknown Wu into the spotlight. Since then his business has grown exponentially, helping him to create pieces for his label and big box retailers like Target.
With the celebration now over, the president is back to work this morning, as three fiscal deadlines that demand cooperation with Congress loom in the foreground and the gun control debate rages on.