Hot Sauce: Inaugural Fashion
Washington, D.C. - With only 5 days until Joseph R. Biden is sworn in as 46th President of the United States, we're taking a look back at some of our favorite fashion moments from inaugurations past.
2009: Michelle Obama
For her first inauguration, Michelle Obama set the colorful bar high in a chartreuse dress and coat for the ceremony and a white gown by Jason Wu for the evening's ball.
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2001: Laura Bush
For her first inauguration, Laura Bush started the day in a Robin's egg blue coat and finished it in a glittering gown.
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1961: Jackie Kennedy
This list would be remiss without Jackie O and her iconic style. From her powder blue day look to the modest yet fashionable evening gown and gloves, Jackie represented the epitome of style and class.
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1953: Mamie Eisenhower
Mamie Eisenhower was known for her love of pink and showed it off beautifully at her husband's 1953 inauguration ball in this pale pink gown embellished with 2,000 rhinestones.
Photo: (Left) National Museum of American History | (Right) Pinterest
1933, 1937, 1941, 1945: Eleanor Roosevelt
As the only woman who has attended more than two inaugurations, we are excited to share Eleanor Roosevelt's fashion journey, starting off in a sleeveless gown in the Great Depression to a long sleeve gown in WWII.
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1861: Mary Todd Lincoln
Despite the Civil War that raged throughout her husband's presidency, Mary Todd Lincoln took fashion cues from Europe in an over the top gown and floral headpiece to project a confident and progressive nation to the rest of the world.
Photo: (Left) Corbis Wire | (Right) Matthew Brady