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WASHINGTON - Mrs. Laura Bush has chosen three American designers to create gowns and suits for the events celebrating the 55th Presidential Inauguration. Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, and Peggy Jennings designed outfits for Inaugural activities beginning on January 19. For sketches of the evening gowns and suits, please go to Mrs. Bush's web site at /firstlady/.


Wednesday, January 19

Inaugural Opening Ceremonies - Peggy Jennings Coat and Dress

Baby bouclé wool coat and dress in light green, accented with antique ivory grosgrain ribbon. The coat has an architectural notched collar and lapel, ribbon framed. Beneath is a jewel neck, long sleeve and column dress.

Inaugural Candlelight Dinners - Peggy Jennings Evening Gown

A crystal rose hand beaded, re-embroidered lace gown over pink silk satin. The gown begins with a wide V neckline on a sculpted silhouette and is completed with a softly flounced scalloped hem.

Texas State Society "Black Tie and Boots" Inaugural Ball - Carolina Herrera Evening Gown

Raspberry awning-striped silk taffeta shirtdress.

Thursday, January 20

Oath of Office Ceremony - Oscar de la Renta Day Suit and Coat

Winter white cashmere embroidered coat and matching bouclé dress with embroidered trim.

Oscar de la Renta Inaugural Ball Coat

Inaugural Balls - Oscar de la Renta Evening Gown

Ice blue satin coat and silver and blue embroidered tulle long evening gown.


Miss Jenna Bush and Miss Barbara Bush selected Badgley Mischka, Lela Rose, Derek Lam and Oscar de la Renta to create their Inaugural attire. Miss Jenna Bush will be wearing an emerald silk crepe gown with metallic leather banding and jeweled insets designed by Badgley Mischka to the Inaugural Balls. Miss Barbara Bush will wear a Badgley Mischka pale aquamarine silk chiffon gown with jeweled straps and ruffled seamed skirt to the Texas State Society "Black Tie and Boots" Inaugural Ball.

Miss Jenna Bush's Attire

Miss Barbara Bush's Attire

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