Inauguration Balls Past and Present

Gowns of Eleanor Roosevelt and Lady Bird Johnson
(l. to r.): Conde Nast / Corbis; Bettmann / Corbis

The Inaugural Ball traditionally offers guests a chance to show off their most luxurious finery. Eleanor Roosevelt, left, wore this rosy-white gown to FDR's third Inaugural Ball. Lady Bird Johnson wore a gown of double-woven satin in jonquil yellow to LBJ's 1965 gala

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