Michelle Robinson Obama, 2009-

Michelle and Barack Obama at an inaugural ball, 2009

Before the 2009 inauguration, Michelle Obama talked about serving as the country’s “mom in chief,” supporting military families and working mothers, and encouraging public service. She has expanded her efforts to promote health and good nutrition. The first lady invites local schoolchildren to help with the White House vegetable garden and her Let’s Move! campaign is aimed at the problem of childhood obesity.

Inaugural Gown, 2009

Gift of Jason Wu in Honor of First Lady Michelle Obama

One-shouldered white silk chiffon gown embellished with organza flowers with Swarovski crystal centers, designed by Jason Wu.


Gift of Jimmy Choo in Honor of First Lady Michelle Obama

With her inaugural gown, Mrs. Obama wore shoes by Jimmy Choo.


Gift of Loree Rodkin in Honor of First Lady Michelle Obama

Mrs. Obama’s jewelry was designed by Loree Rodkin specifically for the inaugural balls.

Triple rose-cut diamond earrings with a center cluster of diamond briolettes, set in white gold; total carat weight of 61.

“Michelle” signet ring-white gold and black rhodium with rose-cut diamonds and a rose-cut diamond center stone; total carat weight of 13.

Thirteen white-gold and diamond bangle bracelets; total carat weight of 13.