Dressed for Life: First Ladies & Red Dress Collection. ®
One of the causes championed by former First Lady Laura Bush while in the White House was womens heart health. She provided voice and star power to the National Institute of Health The Heart Truth ® campaign's The Red Dress ® fashion show in New York.
The Hayes Presidential Center picks up on that White House initiative with its newest exhibit Dressed for Life: First Ladies & Red Dress Collection.® The exhibit opened April 1, 2015 and continues through January 4, 2016 and is made possible through title sponsorship from The Fremont Company .
Nine red dresses worn by First Ladies are featured, as well as 10 dresses modeled by celebrities in past Red Dress Collection® fashion shows. Included are dresses worn by First Ladies Nancy Reagan, Pat Nixon, Betty Ford, Caroline Harrison, Rosalynn Carter, Laura and Barbara Bush, Hillary Clinton, and Lucy Hayes. Celebrity dresses, made by top international designers, include those worn by Venus Williams, Heidi Klum, and Emmylou Harris.
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