First dance: Barack and Michelle Obama take to the floor at the Neighbourhood Ball, their first stop of the evening
It was the day he was sworn in as the first black president of the United States.
But despite being the man at the centre of an extraordinary day which made history, there was only one thing on Barack Obama
As the new President and his wife sashayed onstage for the first of no less than ten inaugural balls, he turned to the crowd to ask: ‘First of all, how good-looking is my wife?’
Signed, sealed, delivered: The couple at the Commander-in-Chief Inaugural Ball at the National Building Museum in Washington
Guests at the Neighbourhood Ball responded with a huge cheer while Michelle, who stood shimmering in an off-white, one-shouldered floor-length couture gown, only smiled.
Her dress was embellished from top to bottom with white floral details and was made by designer Jason Wu, 26, who has only been working in fashion for three years.
She appeared as effortlessly elegant as always and stood patiently to one side while her husband, dressed in a black tuxedo with white tie, spoke to the people who had made him President.
Today the new Commander-in-Chief will get down to the business of remaking America. source