9 Historical Presidential Inauguration Gowns

By: lourdes sanchez bayas - Published: Jan 20, 2009 • References: usmagazine
Michelle Obama’s inaugural gown has become the subject of much speculation ever since her husband was elected to become the 44th president of the USA; today it seems like the entire blogosphere--like the rest of us--has mounted a vigil and a countdown in expectation of that historical moment. 

While the whole world eagerly awaits to see Michelle’s choice of wardrobe for tomorrow, let's take a look at what 9 previous first ladies have donned for that special day.

The gowns in the gallery are placed in order of presidential term:

1. Mamie Eisenhower, 1953

2. Jaqueline Kennedy, 1961

3. Claudia, "Lady Bird" Johnson, 1963

4. Patricia Nixon, 1969

5. Rosalynn Carter, 1977

6. Nancy Reagan, 1981

7. Barbara Bush, 1989

8. Hillary Clinton, 1993

9. Laura Bush, 2001

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