First Ladies’ Fashion Over The Years

First Ladies of the United States have long been under the scrutiny of the rest of the nation. Take a look back at First Lady fashion over the years including the beautiful gowns and the designers behind them. Also, read about the controversies that have arisen over the years — especially with our most current First Lady!

Mamie Doud Eisenhower Loved High Fashion

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Mamie Eisenhower met her future husband and president Dwight D. Eisenhower in San Antonio, Texas. Dwight was a military man and the two traveled around quite a bit before Dwight ran for president and won in a landslide victory. Mamie, unlike other first ladies before her, loved fashion!

She also loved to play hostess. Some of her clothing was designed by Scaasi, Mollie Parnis, Trifari, and Sally Victor. She was considered one of the “best-dressed” women of the time. And there was even a total “fashion look” coined after her – “The Mamie look”, which was said to be inspired by Dior.