“In terms of design, my only instruction was that the dress needed to sparkle, which I hope it did. It had about a million Swarovski crystals on it! I know it sounds corny, but I had this vision of the dress immediately. I knew it had to be white. I wanted it to be romantic, strong, energetic—everything Michelle Obama stands for,” says emerging designer Jason Wu to Teen Vogue, regarding his vision for the First Lady’s inaugural gown.