One Fashion Editor Less Than Thrilled with Michelle Obama's Inauguration Behavior

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One Fashion Editor Less Than Thrilled with Michelle Obama's Inauguration Behavior

Michelle Obama wears designer Jason Wu to the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Ball.

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Michelle Obama wears designer Jason Wu to the 2008 Presidential Inaugural Ball.

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First Lady Bird Johnson with her daughters Luci Baines and Lynda Bird pose in New York City on Jan. 12, 1961. They are modeling the gowns they will wear at the Presidential Inaugural Ball on Jan. 20, 1961.

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President John F. Kennedy and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy in a relaxed moment as they attend one of five inaugural balls, January 20, 1961. At the First Lady's left is Vice President Lyndon Johnson.

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Guests of honor at the Colorful Inauguration Ball, the first held in Washington, D.C. since 1909, include Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt and her party  on March 5, 1933. Eleanor is seen wearing a large fur coat and an intricate floor length dress.

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Barbara Bush wore a royal blue velvet and taffeta Arnold Scaasi gown and pearls to the 1989 Presidential Inaugural Ball.

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Nancy Reagan wore a white, one-shoulder gown by James Galanos to the 1981 Presidential Inaugural Ball.

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Nancy Reagan wears a long sleeve floor length shimmery cream dress to the 1985 Presidential Inaugural Ball.

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First Lady Bird Johnson with her daughters Luci Baines and Lynda Bird pose in New York City on Jan. 12, 1961. They are modeling the gowns they will wear at the Presidential Inaugural

Newly-elected President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy leave the White House, in Washington, D.C. for a series of visits to inaugural balls. The first lady wore her specially-designed haute couture white silk sheath and matching coat.

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President John F. Kennedy and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy in a relaxed moment as they attend one of five inaugural balls, January 20, 1961. At the First Lady

President Dwight Eisenhower holds the arm of his wife, first lady Mamie, as they leave the White House en route to Inaugural Balls in Washington January 20, 1953. Mamie is wearing a full ball gown with a fur shawl.

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Guests of honor at the Colorful Inauguration Ball, the first held in Washington, D.C. since 1909, include Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt and her party

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All eyes were on First Lady Michelle Obama as she was introduced by her husband as "my date, my dance partner" at the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Ball. After weeks of speculation and nearly 30 designers submitting sketches, the First Lady chose designer Jason Wu's gown, the same designer she chose in 2008. While most were thrilled with the First Lady's choice, one high-profile fashion editor had a different opinion.

Bridget Foley, executive editor of Women's Wear Daily, wrote an article on January 24th taking issue with the First Lady and her decision to keep her dress a secret until the big reveal. Foley wrote, "Mrs. Obama isn't an indulged starlet primping for the Oscars, nor should she behave like one. Women everywhere have big events for which they select a single dress in advance of the moment. Some of those women and some of those events are high-profile."

Foley's main issue was not on the public and media fodder over this reveal but instead felt that the First Lady and the White House should have recognized the other designers who spent countless hours sketching a dress for Mrs. Obama. Foley stated, "At the very least, with five minutes of attention she could have cut the list to a couple of finalists. As it was, Mrs. Obama's fashion team needlessly disappointed and possibly misled many hard-working people, some of whom hoped vainly for a much-needed commercial boost."

Foley points to several other First Ladies including Laura Bush and Hilary Clinton who presented sketches to the public well in advance of the Inaugural Ball.

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