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.
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) FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2009 file photo, President Barack Obama dances with first lady Michelle Obama at the Western Inaugural Ball in Washington. President Obama is restricting the inaugural balls to the lowest number in 60 years with just two official parties plus a concert honoring military families planned for next month. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) President Bush grins as his daughter Jenna, 19, adjusts her dress, as they dance at the Florida Inaugural Ball at the National Building Museum in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001. (AP Photo/Doug Mills) President Bush's daughters Jena, left, and Barbara look out at the guests attending the Black Tie and Boots Inaugural Ball in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsavias) President Bush and first lady Laura Bush wave to supporters as they walk off stage at the Texas State Society's Black Tie and Boots Ball the week's first inaugural gala Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005 in Washington. Texas' Governor Rick Perry stands to the left of President Bush. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) President Bush and first lady Laura Bush dance at the Freedom Ball during inauguration festivies in Washington Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) President Bush and his wife Laura Bush wave to the crowd after sharing a dance at the Ohio Inaugural Ball in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta) President and Mrs. Clinton dance at the Arkansas Ball, Wednesday night, January 20, 1993, at the Washington Convention Center. (AP Photo/Greg Gibson) President Clinton and his daughter Chelsea dance at the Arkansas Inaugural Ball in celebration of the 53rd Presidential Inauguration Monday night, Jan. 20, 1997, in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) President Clinton and his wife, first lady Hillary Clinton, dance at the New England Ball Monday, Jan. 20, 1997, in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) President-elect Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary appear at the inaugural ball at the Washington Convention Center, January 18, 1993. (AP Photo/Greg Gibson) President Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy dance Jan. 20, 1981 at an inaugural ball at the Pension Building in Washington . The President and first lady were scheduled to appear at nine ball during the evening. (AP Photo) President Ronald Reagan smiles as first lady Nancy Reagan waves to guests at the Ball for Young Americans at the D.C. Armory in Washington, Jan. 21, 1985. President Reagan re-enacted his oath of office earlier in the day in the rotunda of the Capitol. (AP Photo/Ira Schwarz) Pres. Ronald Reagan and first lady Nancy Reagan leave the White House to attend the first of several inaugural balls in Washington, Jan. 20, 1981. (AP Photo) President and Mrs. Carter wave from the stage of the Visitor's Center in Washington where one of the seven inaugural balls was held, Thursday night, January 20, 1977. (AP Photo/stf) U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson and the first lady, Lady Bird, dance at the Inaugural Ball at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 1965. It is one of five balls held as a windup to the Chief Executive's inauguration earlier today as the nation's 35th president. (AP Photo) Jacqueline Kennedy lifts the skirt of her inaugural ball gown as she and her husband, President-elect John F. Kennedy, leave their Georgetown home in the snowfall en route to the inaugural concert in Washington, D.C., Jan. 19, 1961. (AP Photo) Shirley Temple, left, of the movies, hands a program to Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snyder and his wife Carrie Evelyn Snyder as they arrive for President Truman's inaugural ball in Washington, Jan. 20, 1949. (AP Photo)