I'm sure the designer has some kind of lame excuse for this occurrence, but for $8,500 a woman should have some peace of mind that this kind of social faux pas does not occur!
Laura Bush Among Four Ladies In Red
First Lady, Three Others Wear Same Dress For Kennedy Center Honors
(CBS) Every woman who's ever attended a formal party has had the same concern: What if someone else shows up in the same dress?
As CBS News correspondent Thalia Assuras reports, that's exactly what happened to first lady Laura Bush at Sunday's Kennedy Center Honors, always one of Washington's biggest nights for stars, and glamorous fashion.
With guests in the spotlight at the exclusive White House receptions that go with the ceremony, the designer gowns are always scrutinized.
And on Sunday, four women at the reception wore the exact same $8,500 Oscar de la Renta dress, Mrs. Bush among them.
Letitia Baldridge, Jacqueline Kennedy's chief of staff and White House social secretary, says the gown was beautiful, but oh, what a faux pas!
"They all should have congratulated one another on their good taste and the fact that they could afford the dress. … Jacqueline Kennedy, when she was first lady, made sure, and her couturiers made sure, that nobody else wore that dress that season."
Saturday, December 9, 2006
First Lady, "Oh MY GAWD! They Are WEARING MY DRESS"
Talk about NEWS! Laura Bush was seeing red last weekend when she found not one, but THREE of her guests in the same identical $8,500 Oscar de la Renta dress...talk about pricey designer knock offs. Being always the considerate one, Laura dashed up the White House stairs and made a quick change, leaving the three other women to fume over the audacity of the other two.