Phillip Bloch Gives Michelle's Gown The Thumbs Up


Jan. 21 2009, Published 10:21 a.m. ET

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With Michelle Obama's gown for the Inaugural balls being almost as hotly anticipated as the inauguration itself, there was a pretty good chance that it wouldn't be everything we'd hoped for.

But celebrity stylist Phillip Bloch tells OK! the one-shouldered full-length white Jason Wu gown Michelle Obama chose for the 10 balls Tuesday evening did not disappoint.

"I think that it was elegant, and chic," he tells OK!

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"She really stepped it up. I think that all of the Hollywood connections are rubbing off!

"Fashion is going to be a great treat over the next eight years -hopefully," he said.

First Lady Michelle Obama -whose husband President Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of The United States yesterday in Washington, D.C.- has established herself for her impeccable, but yet fiscally conscious fashion sense.

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She has also been compared to one of the most famous fashionable First Ladies: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (a.k.a. Jackie O).

"I think that Jackie O would have stood up, and cheered for that gown today! I believe that she is the modern day Jackie O," Phillip told us.

Here's to at least four years of high fashion in the White House!


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