A representative for the Smithsonian Natural Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. tells StyleList that Mrs. O will present the dress, along with the shoes [Jimmy Choo] and jewelery [Loree Rodkin] she wore to the inaugural celebrations, on March 9.
The pieces, we're told, will be part of a new gallery called 'First Ladies Debut,' which will include 11 gowns worn by first ladies -- from Mamie Eisenhower to Michelle Obama.
Viewing of the Obama gown will be open to the public beginning March 10.
Part of the ongoing First Ladies at the Smithsonian exhibit, the gallery is displaying dresses, portraits, china and personal items from the likes of Jackie Kennedy, Grace Coolidge, Eleanor Roosevelt and more.
Young designer Wu will find his gown in good company: Other designers of inaugural gowns include Oscar de la Renta [Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush], James Galanos [Nancy Reagan] and Arnold Scaasi [Barbara Bush].
Let's just hope Jason Wu's fashion career fares better than that of Obama fave Maria Pinto, who recently closed her Chicago boutique.For some reason, we're not worried.