Mamie Doud Eisenhower, 1953 Inaugural Gown

Mamie's gown was designed by Hettie Rothstein, Inc., New York City, of silk peau de soie with over 2000 pink rhinestones. The gown won favorable attention from the public; its full skirt and gathered waist are quintessentially 1950's in design. Mary Hoyer is wearing an exact replica of Mamie in Pink. Joanne created this gown and display for the June 2002 Mary Hoyer Doll Luncheon. The luncheon theme was Women in American History. Click to play the music.