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Fashion At The Commander In Chief's Ball

Vanessa Gomez |
January 21, 2013 | 8:24 p.m. PST

Staff Reporter

President Barack Obama in a black tuxedo and white bow tie and First Lady Michelle Obama in a Jason Wu red dress at the 2013 Commander In Chief's Ball. Photo via Twitter
President Barack Obama in a black tuxedo and white bow tie and First Lady Michelle Obama in a Jason Wu red dress at the 2013 Commander In Chief's Ball. Photo via Twitter
Inauguration celebrations continued Monday night with the Commander In Chief's Ball at the Washington Convention Center. It was a night of many thanks to the men and women serving in the armed forces, and the performers were there to show their thanks, of course, in style. 

The men of the night all donned a similar look. President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and singers Brad Paisley and Marc Anthony all wore black tuxedos. Anthony wore a black tie and white button up instead of a bow tie like the president and vice president. Paisley wore his signature look with a creme-colored cowboy hat and added a pop of color to his tuxedo with a red tie. He opened the night with his songs and while on stage, he volunteered to take a video for a woman in the armed forces from the audience. He told the woman that she "made that uniform look sexy." He video taped himself in his cowboy hat singing "She's Everything" for her.  

The two men who wore the same color suit but still had drastically different looks were Chris Cornell and Jamie Foxx. Cornell's suit looked more casual than anything. He wore dark brown with oversized pants and a black moderate turtleneck under his jacket. Jamie Foxx looked on-point tonight with his brown suit that had black on the flaps of his jacket. His pants included a black stripe down the outer leg with a black bow tie that blended into his shirt to complete the look. 

Foxx sang while the vice president and his wife, Jill Biden, danced. Jill Biden wore a periwinkle dress that scooped down in the front and back and had a sheer lace to show off the top portion her back. The dress had about a one inch black band around her stomach that continued to the back, which tied into a bow. 

The women of the night all donned elegant looks. As President Obama said, "Nobody disputes the quality of the first lady," and tonight no one will. Michelle Obama wore what seems like a favorite designer of hers, Jason Wu. It was a red floral-print halter that opened into a V halfway down her back. She completed the look with simple silver bangle bracelets. She also wore Jason Wu back in 2009 at the Commander In Chief's ball.

Obama wasn't the only lady in red though, tonight. Alicia Keys wore a Michael Kors long-sleeved red dress with a full open back while she sang her latest single, "Girl on Fire" but a different version. She changed the lyrics to cater to President Obama, singing "Obama's on Fire." 

Jennifer Hudson kept her look very simple with a long black dress that went down just above the ankle, while she sang Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" for the president and first lady to dance to. 

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