Michelle Obama Second Gown

Credit: Hugh Talman, Smithsonian Institution
January 13, 2014
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Michelle Obama's red gown.
Credit: Hugh Talman, Smithsonian Institution

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will display First Lady Michelle Obama’s second inaugural gown worn to the January 2013 inaugural balls beginning Jan. 14. This special one-year loan from the White House coincides with the centennial of the First Ladies exhibition at the Smithsonian and the museum’s 50th anniversary. The gown will be displayed in the center of the museum’s popular exhibition, “The First Ladies.”

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