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Hillary Rodham Clinton's inaugural gown, 1993Hillary Rodham Clinton's inaugural gown, 1993

This gown, a blue-violet beaded lace sheath with a mousseline overskirt, was created by the New York designer Sarah Phillips and made by Barbara Matera Ltd. Mrs. Clinton formally donated the gown and matching velvet coat, which she wore to eleven inaugural balls on January 20, 1993, to the National Museum of American History in 1995.

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