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Preparing the gowns for the First Ladies Exhibition (Michelle Obama inaugural gown donation)

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Uploaded on Mar 9, 2010

First Lady Michelle Obama's inaugural gown is the centerpiece of the newly expanded exhibition. Take a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the National Museum of American History's First Ladies exhibition, featuring Michelle Obama's inaugural gown designed by Jason Wu. The video presents interviews with First Ladies curator Lisa Kathleen Graddy and museum costume conservation Sunae Park Evans.

**CORRECTION: Angelica Singleton was President van Buren's daughter-in-law; Harriet Lane was President Buchanan's niece whom he adopted when she was orphaned**

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