Fashion: Redoing Pat

She is "a pretty blonde who looks younger than her 56 years." Moreover, she has "a good figure and good posture," "nice coloring" and "the best-looking legs of any woman in public life today." Thus Women's Wear Daily praised Mrs. Richard Nixon — while simultaneously bemoaning her taste in clothes as "bland." In sketches by a staff artist, the daily bible of the U.S. fashion industry then offered its own notion of what Pat Nixon should wear. TIME went further, calling on four top U.S. designers to comment on Pat's clothing and create an elegant wardrobe for the new...

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