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First ladies’ inauguration gowns

First lady Michelle Obama in a Jason Wu gown, walks on stage during the Commander in Chief Inaugural Ball at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Jill Biden in a dress by Vera Wang and her husband Joe.  (Chip Somodevilla / Getty / MCT)
Joe and Jill Biden at the 2009 Inauguration Ball. Jill is wearing a design by Reem Acra.  (Brendan Hoffman / Getty Images)
First Lady Laura Bush dances with her husband, President Bush, at an inaugural ball in 2005. (Matthew Cavanaugh / EPA)
First Lady Laura Bush appears with her husband, President Bush, the night before he was sworn in for a second term, at the Texas State Society’s Black Tie and Boots Ball. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais / Associated Press)
First Lady Laura Bush arrived as a burst of red at an inaugural ball in 2001. (Doug Mills / Associated Press)
First Lady Hillary Clinton dances with her husband, President Clinton, at the New England Ball during his second-term inauguration night. (J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press)
Alongside President Clinton, First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton wore the royal blue of the Democratic Party at the MTV inaugural ball in 1993. (Shayna Brennan, Associated Press)
President Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush dance at the 1989 inaugural ball at the Pension Building. (Scott Applewhite / Associated Press)
First Lady Nancy Reagan favored designer gowns. She donned an ornate dress at a ball on inauguration night in 1981. She is shown here dancing with President Reagan. (Associated Press)
First Lady Rosalynn and President Carter dance at one of the 1977 inaugural balls in Washington. (Associated Press)
President Nixon and his wife, Pat, along with their daughter Julie and her husband, David Eisenhower, arrive at Constitution Hall on Jan. 20, 1969. (UPI Wirephoto)
President Johnson, right, dances with Muriel Humphrey and Vice President Humphrey dances with Lady Bird Johnson at an inaugural ball in 1965. (UPI Wirephoto)
First Lady Mamie Eisenhower in the formal gown she wore to the presidential inaugural ball in Washington. The foamy evening dress of Renoir Pink Peau-de-soie is decorated with more than 200 rhinestones. (Associated Press)
President Truman arrives at a 1949 inaugural ball with wife Bess, left, ball chairwoman Pearl Mesta, and the president’s daughter Margaret. (UPI Wirephoto)
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