Sarah Childress Polk’s grand pink satin brocade ball gown, 1845-1849, made by the Paris couturière Madame Manoury

Sarah Childress Polk’s grand pink satin brocade ball gown, 1845-1849, made by the Paris couturière Madame Manoury

Ivory evening gown worn by Jacqueline Kennedy to the Inaugural Gala, National Guard Armory, Washington D.C. January 19, 1961

Ivory evening gown worn by Jacqueline Kennedy to the Inaugural Gala, National Guard Armory, Washington D.C. January 19, 1961

A formal dress with a cape designed by Luis Estevez for First Lady Betty Ford. The dark brown, jersey gown features a white cape and a train down the back. In addition, it also has a white flower on the shoulder, no sleeves, and a zipper up the back. Designed by Luis Estevez in 1975.  Mrs. Ford wore this dress on October 27, 1975 during a State Dinner with President Anwar Sadat of Egypt.

A formal dress with a cape designed by Luis Estevez for First Lady Betty Ford. The dark brown, jersey gown features a white cape and a train down the back. In addition, it also has a white flower on the shoulder, no sleeves, and a zipper up the back. Designed by Luis Estevez in 1975. Mrs. Ford wore this dress on October 27, 1975 during a State Dinner with President Anwar Sadat of Egypt.

Betty Ford wore this purple chiffon gown with scarf, for a photograph with the White House Social Aides, 2/5/1975; at her birthday party at the Kennedy Center, 4/8/1975; and at the 61st Annual White House Correspondents Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton, 5/3/1975

Betty Ford wore this purple chiffon gown with scarf, for a photograph with the White House Social Aides, 2/5/1975; at her birthday party at the Kennedy Center, 4/8/1975; and at the 61st Annual White House Correspondents Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton, 5/3/1975

First Lady Betty Ford's green chiffon gown with cape by Albert Capraro. A matching chiffon scarf is also included with this sleeveless dress

First Lady Betty Ford's green chiffon gown with cape by Albert Capraro. A matching chiffon scarf is also included with this sleeveless dress

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