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For Immediate Release
Office of the First Lady
January 10, 2005
Mrs. Bush Selects American Designers for 2005 Inaugural Outfits
MRS. BUSH SELECTS AMERICAN DESIGNERS
FOR 2005 INAUGURAL OUTFITS
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 www.whitehouse.gov/firstlady.
DESCRIPTION OF MRS. BUSH'S ATTIRE
Wednesday, January 19
Inaugural Opening Ceremonies -- Peggy Jennings Coat and Dress Baby boucl 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 boucl dress with embroidered trim.
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
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.
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