Their appearance set fashions and broke conventions: the message of the first women’s clothing

“The role of first lady, which is not an elected position, does not include official duties and the first lady does not receive a salary. However, the first lady is expected to attend all official events as a host alongside the president.” If you open the entry “First Lady of the United States” on Wikipedia, you will probably come across this paragraph that seems to have frozen in history and not been updated with the new world.

When the first lady (but first for truth) of the United Nations, Martha Washington took office somewhere in 1789, she knew the world belonged to her husband. She should stand up straight, smile a wide and beautiful smile, stand in the shadow of her partner who is currently running the world, and most of all, take care not to disturb him while fulfilling his role. Since 200 and a few years have passed, the US has managed to elect a black president, another who was caught cheating on his wife and miraculously, even one who was once a reality star. While the first women, they have long since moved to the front of the camera and become a thing in their own right.

Jackie Kennedy, Michelle Obama and yes, Melania Trump have also become stars of the new generation and some will even say fashion guru, each in her own time. The first women are not subject to the strict dress code of their presidential spouses and therefore already at the swearing-in ceremony the whole world is looking forward to seeing what the new first lady will wear. Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States today after a tumultuous and bizarre election campaign the country has known since its inception, and much speculation has already surfaced about the clothes his wife, Jill Biden, will wear and for the first time in Vice President Camela Harris’ day.

Jacqueline (Jackie) Kennedy At the inauguration of President John F.. Kennedy, January 20, 1961
Jackie Kennedy’s swearing dress has been an inspiration over the next decade, having opted for a classic outfit in a delicate pastel light blue color, designed by fashion designer Oleg Cassini. The first lady wore a skirt and a coat with two large buttons, a matching hat and elbow-length gloves – an accessory that from that moment on became a dominant trend. Kennedy came determined to convey a clear message: Enough of the boring costumes, welcome to a new era of feminine power full of up-to-date style.

Jackie Kennedy with her husband John (Photo: Hulton Archive / gettyimages)

Lady Beard Johnson Inaugurated by President Lyndon Johnson, November 22, 1963
Lady Beard Johnson (pictured: to the left of the sworn president) became the first lady after the assassination of President Kennedy, while the American nation was broken and torn. For the swearing-in ceremony, her husband arrived wearing a light yellow satin dress designed by theatrical costume designer John Moore. The purpose of the dress was to symbolize optimism and convey a message of hope to the people.

Lady Beard Johnson with her husband Lyndon (Photo: keystone / gettyimages)Lady Beard Johnson with her husband Lyndon (Photo: keystone / gettyimages)

Rosalyn Carter At the inauguration of President Jimmy Carter, January 20, 1977
In the 1970s, when the recession in the United States was proud, First Lady Rosalyn Carter was seen as one of the people. For the swearing-in ceremony, she wore a dress by designer Marie Matisse, and this was not the first time she wore it. When her husband was previously elected governor of Georgia, she wore the exact same dress and thus conveyed a message: “We are all equal, I am one of you.”

Rosalyn Carter with her husband Jimmy (Photo: Stringer / GettyImages)Rosalyn Carter with her husband Jimmy (Photo: Stringer / GettyImages)

Nancy Reagan Inauguration of President Ronald Reagan, January 20, 1981
Nancy Reagan was seen as a woman who “controls her husband” and was also known for spending a lot of money on home decor items and clothes. For the swearing-in ceremony, she wore a bright red suit, which over the years has earned the nickname: “Red Nancy Reagan.” In addition, at the prom after the inauguration, she arrived in a $ 22,500 dress by designer James Glennos, who became known for her statement: “I want to design dresses for a certain type of women. More precisely, for women who have money.”

Nancy Reagan with her husband Ronald (Photo: AFP / Getty images)Nancy Reagan with her husband Ronald (Photo: AFP / Getty images)

Hillary Clinton Inauguration of President Bill Clinton, January 20, 1993
Hillary Clinton was not known for her highly developed sense of style. At the swearing-in ceremony, her husband arrived dressed in a simple and popular suit, both in her design and colors, and wearing a hat that made many grin. For the prom after the inauguration she wore a purple lace dress, designed by Sarah Phillips and sewn by Barbara Matera, a costume designer. The color purple is meant to convey stateliness.

Hillary Clinton with her husband Bill (Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY Getty Images)Hillary Clinton with her husband Bill (Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY Getty Images)

Michelle Obama Inauguration of President Barack Obama, January 20, 2009
Michelle Obama’s swearing-in suit was designed by Isabel Toledo, a Cuban-American designer who at the time did not even have a website. The prom dress was designed for her by 26-year-old Jason Wu, an unknown designer of Asian descent who made headlines thanks to her. Obama has repeatedly claimed that she never paid attention to the clothes she wore on a daily basis, but used fashion to pay homage to American designers and give a boost to promising young people regardless of religion, race or gender.

Michelle Obama and her husband Barak (Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY.GettyImages)Michelle Obama and her husband Barak (Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY.GettyImages)

Melania Trump Inaugurated by President Donald Trump, January 20, 2017
Melania Trump paid homage to Jackie Kennedy’s dress at the inauguration, but at a pre – boycott ceremony: in an open letter, French fashion designer Sophie Tilt addressed all the designers she knew and asked them not to design anything for the Trump family. Top designers like Marc Jacobs and Tom Ford supported the boycott, but Ralph Lauren finally picked up the gauntlet and designed the dress in question for Trump. A light blue wrap dress, similar to that of Jacqueline Kennedy, with a high collar that matched the weather conditions on the day of the inauguration, combined with matching colored gloves.

Melania Trump and her husband Donald (Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)Melania Trump and her husband Donald (Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)

Martha Washington is said to have disliked the idea of ​​her husband George being appointed the first president of the United States, so much so that she was not even present at his inauguration in New York on April 30, 1789. 232 years later can be said orally Full – not only is the first lady the most interesting thing in this whole ceremony, one can only hope that already in the next election we will get to see the first man, wearing a fashionable statement alongside his wife the president.


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