Laura Bush, 2001
What She Wore: Silver long-sleeved Oscar de la Renta gown.
What It Meant: For her second Inaugural Ball, Laura, like Hillary, chose to wear Oscar de la Renta, master of ball gowns and a far cry from the little known designers they wore for their first Inauguration.
“They’re more comfortable on the world stage at the second Inaugural Ball,” Dincuff said. “And I think it’s also a way of recognizing the fashion industry at large, how important the industry is how much money it generates. They need to wear a bigger name designer to do that. ”