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Tune in to hear Dr. Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell, author of Red, White and Blue on the Runway: The 1968 White House Fashion Show and the Politics of American Style, discuss the first—and only—fashion show ever held in the White House, hosted by Lady Bird Johnson on February 29, 1968. Using eyewitness accounts as well as carefully preserved records, artifacts, garments, and images, the book takes readers behind the scenes of the once-in-a-lifetime event. It explores the reasons why the first White House fashion show was destined to be the last, and the perennial dangers of mixing fashion and politics.