Abigail Adams to Melania Trump: First lady inaugural gowns through history(31 images)
It's a tradition for the wives of U.S. presidents to donate their inauguration gowns to the Smithsonian for its exhibit at the National Museum of American History. First lady Melania Trump became the latest to join the tradition on Friday.
The "First Ladies at the Smithsonian" exhibit is among the most popular.
Designer Herve Pierre said of being featured in the Smithsonian, "If someone had told me last year that one of my dresses would have been in the Smithsonian museum, I would have said, ‘Did you have too many vodka tonics at lunch?" Photo by Leigh Vogel/UPI