Michelle Obama Opts
For Jason Wu

It's official: First Lady Michelle Obama opted for a ruby red Jason Wu gown for the 2013 Inaugural Ball.

Michelle Obama's red Jason Wu gown

First Lady Michelle Obama made designer Jason Wu into a household name when she opted to wear one of his creations to the 2009 Inaugural Ball. Well, he better be ready for superstardom: Michelle again opted to wear one of his gowns at the 2013 Inaugural Ball.

"I can't believe it. It's crazy," Wu told CBS News Monday night. "To have done it once was already the experience of my life. To have a second time is tremendous."

The ruby red halter gown was adorned with real diamonds — a collaboration with jeweler Kimberly McDonald.

"For this occasion, it had to be real diamonds," Wu said.

Obama added Jimmy Choo shoes and a Kimberly McDonald ring to complete the look.

Not that her husband, President Barack Obama, cares that much. He told the crowd that his wife "makes me a better man and a better president."

"I'm lucky to have her," he added.

All together now: Awww!

The pair danced as Jennifer Hudson sang Al Green's "Let's Stay Together."

We knew M.O. would knock it out of the park during the Ball, especially since she looked so fab during President Obama's swearing-in ceremony on Monday morning. The 49-year-old opted for a Thom Browne coat, J.Crew dress and belt.

Want to get some of it for yourself?

Well, you can't: The Browne coat was custom made, and the J.Crew belt has already sold out.

See more: Michelle Obama's Thom Browne outfit  >>

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Jeanne January 22, 2013 | 12:12 PM

Spectacular, TV coverage did not do it justice, It looked like a shade of rose on all 4 of my tv s, glad to see it was a ruby red!! Last year's gown was spectacular also. She is our lst lady and I wish she would use Wu for her everyday wardrobe also. Love her hair style also. She hit a home run on this one.

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