Crystals & canary yellow (25 Beautiful Objects, No. 24)

When we visited the Smithsonian in D.C. a few years ago, I liked the section that took you through First Lady fashions & finery.

There were a number of things in there that were pretty wow, including Mary Lincoln's beautiful bracelet-watch  and Jackie Kennedy's state dinner dress. But this canary yellow gown, worn by Pat Nixon on inauguration day, was for me, the star of the show

It's embroidered in gold & silver, and encrusted with Austrian crystals. Designed by Karen Stark for Harvey Berin (known for designing clothes for the very feminine woman). It's got just the right amount of sparkle to it, don't you think? 

And that's why it's #24 on our list of 25 Beautiful Objects 

24.  Pat Nixon's Inaugural Gown

Picture taken by yours truly :)

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