The Nixon Library is hosting an exciting seven-part speaker and luncheon series, featuring six knowledgeable titans of the fashion industry, including those who designed gowns for First Ladies, and those who wrote about, critically reviewed and drew attention to them.
Each luncheon menu will include courses that First Ladies served to their White House guests.
Each lecture will begin with a brief original film that reviews the styles of the First Ladies under discussion, set to popular music of the time period.
GUEST SPEAKER: CARL ANTHONY
Wednesday, August 1st
11 AM lecture
12 Noon luncheon
1 PM book signing
Considered the nation’s expert on the political and social power of presidential wives and families, in this introduction to the series covering Martha Washington to Mamie Eisenhower, Mr. Anthony will talk why First Ladies wore what they did, and the political and cultural consequences of those choices.