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“Why They Wore It” Lecture & Luncheon with Molly Sorkin

September 5, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm


“Why They Wore It” Luncheon Series at the Nixon Library!

The Nixon Library is hosting an exciting seven-part speaker and luncheon series, featuring six knowledgeable titans of the fashion industry, including those who designed gowns for First Ladies, and those who wrote about, critically reviewed and drew attention to them.

Each luncheon menu will include courses that First Ladies served to their White House guests. Each lecture will begin with a brief original film that reviews the styles of the First Ladies under discussion, set to popular music of the time period.

Wednesday, September 5th
11 AM lecture
12 Noon luncheon
1 PM book signing

Molly Sorkin is a fashion historian who co-curated the exhibitions Oscar de la Renta: American Icon (2013) at the William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Oscar de la Renta: Five Decades of Style (2014) at the George W. Bush Presidential Center. She contributed an essay to the book Oscar de la Renta, which accompanied the exhibition, Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective (2016) at the de Young Museum, San Francisco.

Series Package:
Attend all seven lectures/luncheons for: $350 (Members: $300)

Individual Tickets:
Lecture/luncheon combo: $75 (Members: $65)

Each ticket includes:
– Admission for one to a lecture and luncheon in the magnificent White House East Room
– Admission for one to the New Nixon Library and Museum
– Admission for one to the new special exhibit Why They Wore It
– Admission for one to the new special exhibit Vote Like Your World Depended On It: The Story of the 1968 Election
– One copy of “Why They Wore It” by Carl Sferrazza Anthony, America’s expert on First Ladies and former historian at the National First Ladies Library. This newly published, limited edition book is only available at the Nixon Library!

There will be assigned seating. Please purchase tickets under one name to be sat together. You can also enter a seating request note on the order form.


September 5, 2018
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
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