First Ladies Presidential Inaugural Ball Gown, Smithsonian
Design a gown and ensemble for First Lady Michelle Obama or submit a set featuring a gown or gowns of former First Ladies.
"The First Ladies’ exhibition helps museum visitors better understand the lives and experiences of the women themselves," Marc Pachter, acting director of the museum said. "It offers insight to the first ladies’ complex and multifaceted roles, as well as informs visitors about the changing role of women in American society."
The museum’s "First Ladies: Political Role and Public Image" exhibition opened in 1992, but first ladies’ clothing has been exhibited at the Smithsonian since 1914, when it was displayed in the Arts and Industries Building. The current first ladies exhibition looks at the expanded political role and public image of presidential wives and partners within the context of women’s and presidential history."
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