November 28, 2021

Fashionable First Ladies and Their Influence on Fashion and World Affairs

Author L.S. Johnson discusses her new book,"Fashionable First Ladies: First Ladies and their Influence on Fashion and World Affairs" on Thursday, July 28

Author L.S. Johnson will give a lecture about her book, Fashionable First Ladies: First ladies and their influence on fashion and world affairs, at Gather, 104 Main Street, Ivoryton, on Thursday, July 28, noon-1 p.m., hosted by Essex Books.  In the book, Johnson chronicles the historic and dramatic lives of six first ladies and their influence on fashion and world affairs.

America’s first ladies have exhibited creativity, character, and style as they developed from young women to arbiters of fashion throughout American history.  As these women triumphed through political and personal adversity, they carried themselves with dignity and forged new and inspirational roles for women around the world. 

Presented in this book are the lives of six first ladies (Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Mary Todd Lincoln, Nancy Reagan, Harried Lane, Frances Folsom Cleveland, and Mamie Eisenhower) who revered fashion and its transformational power to impact global affairs.  Their rich narratives are accompanied by over 60 rarely seen photographs and illustrations.

Johnson began her studies of history, art, and fashion while in the University of Maine’s European academic program. She has shared her passion for these subjects throughout her life as high school teacher and college professor. 

The $5 admission fee may be put toward the purchase of Fashionable First Ladies.  Please call Essex Books at 860-767-1707 to reserve your space.