First Lady Flashback: A Look at Inaugural Gowns Past and Present

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  • Barbara Bush
  • Nancy Reagan
  • Nancy Reagan
  • Rosalynn Carter
  • Jackie Kennedy
  • Michelle Obama 2013 Inaugural Gown
  • Inaugural Balls
  • Laura Bush
  • Laura Bush
  • Hillary Clinton
  • Hillary Clinton

Frugal Frock

In 1977, as America faced an economic downturn, Rosalynn Carter opted to wear the same thing twice. She had previously worn the Mary Matise for Jimmae gown at her husband's, President Jimmy Carter, gubernatorial inauguration. (Photo: Courtesy of the Library of Congress)

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