First Ladies’ Inaugural Fashion Through the Years


When first lady Michelle Obama dazzled the room at the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball in 2009 in a Jason Wu gown, President Barack Obama asked the crowd, “How good-looking is my wife?” Fifty years before the Obamas, Jackie Kennedy stunned the Inaugural Gala at the National Guard Armory on Jan. 19, 1961 in an ivory silk satin evening gown by Oleg Cassini, on the evening before the inauguration. From Eleanor Roosevelt’s gown in 1933 to Michelle Obama’s striking red dress in 2013, see how fashion for first ladies’ inauguration has changed throughout the years.

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Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt and guests of honor at an inaugural ball held in Washington, D.C., on Mar. 5, 1933. Left to right: Mrs. Cary T. Grayson, Ray Baker, James Roosevelt, Mrs. Roosevelt, Rear Admiral Cary T. Grayson, retired, and Brigadier General William T. Horton, retired.

[Source:-NBC New Yourk]

Written by Saheli