Mamie Eisenhower "First Lady pink" became a national sensation following Mrs. Eisenhower's 1953 debut in a peau de soie Nettie Rosenstein design with 2,000 rhinestones. Matching evening gloves and a pearl-encrusted clutch finished the look.
Pink lipstick + pearls: Jacqueline Kennedy & President John F. Kennedy, Life Magazine, 1961.
Mamie Eisenhower and husband Dwight entertained unprecedented numbers of heads of state at the White House. She loved pretty dresses and jewelery and her inaugural gown is on display at the Smithsonian Museum.
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First Lady Mamie Eisenhower, circa 1954, wife of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, sits in front of a painted portrait of Edith Roosevelt, wife of Theodore Roosevelt, at the White House, Washington, D.C.
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Mamie Eisenhower inaugural gown |her second inaugural gown
Original caption: The first person to welcome General Dwight D. Eisenhower on his return to the United States was his wife. They are shown embracing just after the general climbed down from President Truman's special plane, which brought him back from Europe.
General Dwight D. Eisenhower Saluting Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Everett
General Dwight D. Eisenhower saluting the British, American, and the General's Flags, May 8, 1943. Courtesy CSU Archives/Everett Collection