Rosalynn Carter, White House Trendsetter

Posted on AllSides November 20th, 2023
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Rosalynn and Jimmy Carter on the dance floor at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington at the 1977 inauguration. Rosalynn Carter, who died on Sunday at age 96, was rarely included on any list of best-dressed first ladies. She was not generally called “stylish” or “trendsetting.” She did not play the White House dress-up game, at least as designed by predecessors such as Dolley Madison and Jackie Kennedy. Most of the time, she seemed to actively reject it. But that does not mean Mrs. Carter did not fully understand the power...

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