Inauguration Fashion Through the Years

The clothing worn during presidential inaugurations is a snapshot of the culture and history of the day. The outfits, while creating the allure of celebration, also reflected the mood of the country.  Below is a sample of some of the more memorable inaugural outfits. For more information about the history of the First Lady’s role in American politics visit the First Ladies Exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History: Learn more

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