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Caption Inaugural Ball Gowns

Posted on 01/22/2009 8:21:51 AM PST by Lucky9teen



Jacqueline Kennedy lifts the skirt of her ivory double-faced silk satin twill inaugural ball gown, designed by Oleg Cassini, as she and her husband, President John F. Kennedy, leave their Georgetown home in the snowfall en route to the inaugural concert in Washington, D.C., Jan. 19, 1961.


Lady Bird Johnson, center, her daughters Luci Baines, left, and Lynda Bird, right, model their inaugural gowns in New York City in this Jan. 12, 1961 file photo.


Helen Taft's 1909 inaugural ball gown is part of the 'First Ladies at the Smithsonian' exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington on Dec. 19, 2008.


TOPICS: History; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: caption; gowns; inauguralball

1 posted on 01/22/2009 8:21:52 AM PST by Lucky9teen
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To: Lucky9teen
LUCKY19'S CAPTION THIS PING
2 posted on 01/22/2009 8:23:03 AM PST by Lucky9teen (When righteous are in authority, people rejoice: but when wicked bears rule, people mourn. Prov 29:2)
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To: Lucky9teen

Laura’s gowns were all beautiful, and even Hillary looked nice in that blue (or purple) gown.

I don’t like those one-shouldered dresses (whatever they’re called); the style didn’t look good on Mrs. 0bama OR on Nancy Reagan.


3 posted on 01/22/2009 8:30:04 AM PST by Joann37
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To: Lucky9teen

Personally, I loved Barbara Bush’s gown. The blue velvet was so classy and regal!

On another note, the picture of Tipper confirms what I’ve always suspected, and is reflected in other photos. I don’t think she really likes Al, and seems to just “put up with him.”


4 posted on 01/22/2009 8:31:06 AM PST by ushr435
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To: Lucky9teen

REALLY neat quiz at http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/01/08/fashion/20090108-first-ladies-feature.html
FIRST LADY INAUGURATION GOWN QUIZ
I think I got about two correct.


5 posted on 01/22/2009 8:31:19 AM PST by buffyt (Would take the ave US household 57598 years to produce a carbon footprint equal to inauguration FP)
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To: Lucky9teen
And the best thing about it is it comes with its own toilet paper! I just grab a little off the bodice every time I need to tinkle!
6 posted on 01/22/2009 8:31:25 AM PST by BuckyKat
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To: Lucky9teen

..."your lips,your eyes,your hair, *sniff*,your smile,your.....????...warm

7 posted on 01/22/2009 8:32:08 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Lucky9teen

Michelle’s:

Somewhere, a roll of toilet paper hangs alone; empty and spent.


8 posted on 01/22/2009 8:32:49 AM PST by ozark hilljilly (Ignorant, pushy noob since 4/08)
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To: Lucky9teen
NO OFFENSE but this is what Michelle's dress reminds me of...

And the yellow dress and coat earlier in the day looked like heavy thermal drapes, but it was a cold day and she was SMART to dress warm!

9 posted on 01/22/2009 8:34:35 AM PST by buffyt (Would take the ave US household 57598 years to produce a carbon footprint equal to inauguration FP)
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To: Lucky9teen

Note to Mrs. O: Think Nefertiti, not The Mummy.


10 posted on 01/22/2009 8:38:35 AM PST by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: buffyt

Michelle’s dress looks like one of those toilet paper wedding dresses the kids wrap the counsellors in at camp.


11 posted on 01/22/2009 8:38:35 AM PST by timsbella (Mark Steyn for Prime Minister of Canada! (Steve's won my vote in the meantime))
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To: buffyt

I got 11 out of 15.


12 posted on 01/22/2009 8:40:21 AM PST by buffyt (Would take the ave US household 57598 years to produce a carbon footprint equal to inauguration FP)
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To: mewzilla

LOL - it does look like embalming bandage.


13 posted on 01/22/2009 8:42:16 AM PST by timsbella (Mark Steyn for Prime Minister of Canada! (Steve's won my vote in the meantime))
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To: BuckyKat

You’d think somebody would have told her this dress is intended as a bridal gown for a small, afternoon garden wedding.


14 posted on 01/22/2009 8:43:31 AM PST by Wiser now (Happiness is not an absence of problems, but the ability to deal with them.)
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To: ushr435

I noticed that too. She always seems to be pulling away from him.


15 posted on 01/22/2009 8:43:56 AM PST by cubreporter
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To: timsbella

Her stylist ought to be kicked to the curb. I can’t believe Mrs. O’s paying good money for those clothes and that advice. She’s got a great figure. I’d dress her in bold colors and sleek, strong styles. No froufrou. Ever. Period.


16 posted on 01/22/2009 8:45:26 AM PST by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: BuckyKat; Girlene

When I saw the gown I thought of black beans and rice.


17 posted on 01/22/2009 8:48:54 AM PST by lilycicero (Don't squeeze the Charmin....)
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To: Lucky9teen

No comparison to the 2009 Inaugural ballgown, is there? I found it strange that the Mrs. “O” was clueless as to a train on a ballgown and the difficulty of dancing in it.

I always thought Laura Bush was classily dressed except I’d forgotten how awful that one gown of hers was - the one with the buttons down the front.

Thanks for the pics.


18 posted on 01/22/2009 8:54:19 AM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: Lucky9teen

Michelle Obama should fire, then shoot, the designer of that tacky, skanky toilet paper dress. Who convinced her that sagging the fabric over her left breast was attractive? I agree with the above poster that she could wear strong colors in strong shapes, and forget the frou-frou FOREVER.

It looks like a very bad, drugged-out knock off of Nancy Reagan’s gown (which I didn’t care for either). The other dresses were fine.


19 posted on 01/22/2009 9:00:41 AM PST by alwaysconservative (All the world's stock markets agree: Obama spells economic disaster with his socialism.)
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To: Thank You Rush

Geez..they ALL look beautiful. Sometimes gowns just don’t photograph as well as they actually look. That being said...anyone will look better than the Bush girls. They NEVER dressed appropriately for any occassion, and that’s the truth.


20 posted on 01/22/2009 9:01:02 AM PST by Hildy
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To: Thank You Rush

Geez..they ALL look beautiful. Sometimes gowns just don’t photograph as well as they actually look. That being said...anyone will look better than the Bush girls. They NEVER dressed appropriately for any occassion, and that’s the truth.


21 posted on 01/22/2009 9:01:09 AM PST by Hildy
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To: mewzilla

To me her figure is that of a linebacker.

She’s got no hips - no curves. Frankly, not very lady-like, feminine, and certainly not attractive.

But, that’s just me.


22 posted on 01/22/2009 9:02:13 AM PST by Ro_Thunder ("Other than ending SLAVERY, FASCISM, NAZISM and COMMUNISM, war has never solved anything")
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To: Lucky9teen

Anyone else get the sense that Michelle’s gown was a lousy knock off of Nancy Reagan’s gorgeous frock?


23 posted on 01/22/2009 9:06:18 AM PST by the long march
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To: buffyt

I got 7/15


24 posted on 01/22/2009 9:06:21 AM PST by Hildy
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To: BuckyKat

Look at the Traps on her!


25 posted on 01/22/2009 9:10:07 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: BuckyKat

“And the best thing about it is it comes with its own toilet paper! I just grab a little off the bodice every time I need to tinkle!”

Most likely, with Michelle, it’s only every other time.


26 posted on 01/22/2009 9:16:14 AM PST by ScottinVA (Make my world PURRRFECT, Lord Obama!)
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To: Joann37
Yeh, I had to do a double take


I couldn't believe this was Hillary Clinton. She looks pretty good, almost Sharon Stonish. What happened to her?
27 posted on 01/22/2009 9:17:35 AM PST by Lucky9teen (Its as if the US said: I give up...cant stand the shrillwhining anymore. U run it & c what happens.)
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To: Lucky9teen
Neither lipstick nor expensive gowns can camouflage an ugly personality.

One can NOT make a silk purse from a sow’s ear.

28 posted on 01/22/2009 9:20:00 AM PST by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: Lucky9teen

That rust colored gown Laura wore was terrible. She looked great in the rest of them. Mrs. Dictators gown would have been ok if not for the pompoms on it. Nancy Reagan is the winner.


29 posted on 01/22/2009 9:24:24 AM PST by beckysueb (Palin/Jindahl in 2012)
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To: Lucky9teen


is simply....



without the beak.
30 posted on 01/22/2009 9:27:13 AM PST by SparkyBass
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To: Lucky9teen

31 posted on 01/22/2009 9:32:44 AM PST by redstates4ever ((Liberalism is a mental disorder.))
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To: Ro_Thunder

Her shoulders are the wrong slope for a dress like that. Compare the slope of her shoulders with Nancy Reagan’s. It’s not that they’re bad (they look very muscular), they’re just NOT for that style. The one-shouldered look is for a different figure style.


32 posted on 01/22/2009 9:34:05 AM PST by alwaysconservative (All the world's stock markets agree: Obama spells economic disaster with his socialism.)
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To: redstates4ever

Oh no, is that David Gergen second from left?


33 posted on 01/22/2009 9:36:07 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Doogle

“Is it getting warmer in here?”


34 posted on 01/22/2009 9:37:45 AM PST by nufsed
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To: Lucky9teen

The Queen Mum always draws large crowds of loyal royal admirers and well-wishers.

35 posted on 01/22/2009 9:56:49 AM PST by grasshopper2
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To: Lucky9teen
...You wanna wrastle?
36 posted on 01/22/2009 10:04:32 AM PST by J40000
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To: mewzilla

Agree - she looks much better in fitted silks and wrap or sarong style dresses. Gem tones are best. Urg - you’d think after the red/black atrocity on nomination night she’d want something completely different. Sadly this isn’t “it” either.


37 posted on 01/22/2009 10:29:24 AM PST by timsbella (Mark Steyn for Prime Minister of Canada! (Steve's won my vote in the meantime))
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To: buffyt

I got 12 out of 15 correct.


38 posted on 01/22/2009 10:46:48 AM PST by beckysueb (Palin/Jindahl in 2012)
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To: lilycicero

Toidy paper toga. It’s all the rage!


39 posted on 01/22/2009 11:46:02 AM PST by Girlene
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To: Lucky9teen

Laura Bush’s bright red dress is by far the most beautiful, IMO. And I hate to admit it, but I also like Hillary’s blue dress.


40 posted on 01/22/2009 12:46:28 PM PST by Nea Wood (Silly liberal . . . paychecks are for workers!)
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To: Nea Wood

Eh- credit where credit is due.
I don’t like Hillary’s politics but at least she can hire I good stylist.

I don’t think Laura Bush’s red dress photograhed that well- probably better in person.


41 posted on 01/22/2009 1:49:19 PM PST by Rightwingowl
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To: Lucky9teen
Her dress is entirely made out of slightly used tissues
42 posted on 01/22/2009 1:56:41 PM PST by Snoopy88 (It is the will of God that whatever happens happens.)
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To: Ro_Thunder
But, that’s just me.

..no it ain't, I'm thinking worse

43 posted on 01/22/2009 1:58:07 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Hildy

8/15. i KNEW about 3. the rest were darts on a map.


44 posted on 01/22/2009 2:03:25 PM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: SeaDragon

ping


45 posted on 01/23/2009 11:48:16 AM PST by RikaStrom (Bitter? Who me? Nah, I'm just clinging to my guns!)
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