|Michelle Obama's 2009 inaugural ballgown|
The Smithsonian is great because it's free, but the venerable institution also collects all kinds of things. And in the case of the Museum of American History, it's all things from the ol' U-S of A.
|A closer look at the bodice|
At the time the 26-year-old Wu was a virtual no name on the radar, but now has become the hottest designer in town. And it was very appropriate for her to pick not only a young talent, but an immigrant from Taiwan.
|A detail shot the embroidery and beading of the train|