“Why They Wore It’ Luncheon Series
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: MOLLY SORKIN
Wednesday, September 5th
11 AM lecture
12 Noon luncheon
1 PM book signing
Molly Sorkin is a fashion historian who co-curated the exhibitions Oscar de la Renta: American Icon (2013) at the William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Oscar de la Renta: Five Decades of Style (2014) at the George W. Bush Presidential Center. She contributed an essay to the book Oscar de la Renta, which accompanied the exhibition, Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective (2016) at the de Young Museum, San Francisco.