The secret is finally out - Michelle Obama has picked a virtually unknown Chicago-based designer to fashion her inaugural gown.
Details of the gown have just been leaked by E!.
Designer Cécelia Hendrickson has fashioned the floor-length, A-line gown from aubergine silk with chiffon accents.
The strapless number is traditional with a contemporary twist. Ruffles adorn the neckline and the hem, accented with clear Swarovski cystals and amethyst beading.
Two dresses will made, one to serve as a backup should a 'wardrobe malfunction' occur.
According to Hendrickson, Obama plans to wear black Manolo Blahnik stilettos and $500,000 worth of Harry Winston diamond jewelry.