Nancy Davis Reagan, 1981-1989

Nancy Reagan’s Suit
Gift of Adolfo

Cream-colored two-piece wool knit suit and cream silk blouse designed by Adolfo. Mrs. Reagan wore the suit when she arrived at the 1980 Republican National Convention.

Nancy Reagan’s designer wardrobe brought a touch of old Hollywood to the White House and popularized “Reagan red.” To assist in planning her public appearances, Mrs. Reagan’s clothes were tagged to record the events to which she had worn them.

Courtesy of Library of Congress