First Lady inaugural ball gowns
First Lady Melania Trump has donated her gown from the inaugural ball to the Smithsonian museum, as have other first ladies of the past. Take a look at what the first ladies wore when their husbands became president of the United States.
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive at the Freedom Ball on January 20, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Photo by: Pool U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama dance at the Commander in Chief Inaugural Ball at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Photo by: Chip Somodevilla First lady Michelle Obama speaks about the inaugural gown she wore to the inaugural balls during an event at the Smithsonian Museum of American History on March 9, 2010 in Washington, DC. Photo by: Mark Wilson Hillary Clinton is seen at the 1992 inaugural ball for her husband, President Bill Clinton. Photo by: Henry Dunay/Wikimedia Commons First Lady Laura Bush looks at her inaugural ball gown after it was set on display in "The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden" exhibition at the National Museum of American History January 20, 2002 in Washington, DC. The first lady presented the gown that she wore to the 2001 Inaugural balls to the Smithsonian Institution's First Ladies Collection. Photo by: Alex Wong