Designers dish on first lady fashion of the past

The inauguration is a big deal, but many Americans are thinking more about the balls Monday night, especially what Michelle Obama will wear.

All that attention can be life-changing for the first lady’s designer.

Mrs. Obama’s dress four years ago is now in the Smithsonian, along with all the other first lady’s first inauguration gowns. It’s one of the most popular exhibits.

For Dallas designer Michael Faircloth — the man behind Laura Bush’s first inaugural gown — the assignment of a lifetime came with a special challenge: he got a late start.

Faircloth recalled, “Mrs. Bush would never, ever look at a sketch, look at a piece of fabric, until the election was totally settled.” Read more
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