50 Years of Gorgeous Inaugural Gowns

From Jacqueline Kennedy's couture to Michelle Obama's two Wus, see how far first lady style has come

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Updated: Saturday Jan 19, 2013 | 06:00 AM EST

MICHELLE OBAMA

The current first lady loved her "masterpiece" Jason Wu gown so much the first time around in 2009 that she returned to the designer for her second Inaugural Ball ensemble, choosing this ruby velvet gown to show off her toned arms (and new bangs!).