Fashion face-off

This combo image shows first lady Michelle Obama as she arrives at the Inaugural Ball in Washington on Jan. 21, 2009, left, and Jan. 21, 2013, right. Michelle Obama made it a fashion tradition Monday night, wearing a custom-made Jason Wu gown to the inaugural balls. The ruby-colored dress was a follow-up to the white gown Wu made for her four years ago when she was new to Washington, the pomp and circumstance, and the fashion press. (AP Photos/Jacquelyn Martin, Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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From Jackie O. to Lady Bird to Nancy Reagan, through the years fashionable first ladies have donned their glittery frocks and twirled into the night at the Inaugural Ball. This year, Michelle became the first Democratic first lady in at least a century to wear red the the Inaugural Ball.

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