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Native American fashion like you've never seen before


February 20, 2017

Frankie Welch launched the White House’s first fashion show (for Lady Bird Johnson), outfitted First Lady Betty Ford in green brocade for President Gerald Ford’s inauguration, and designed patterned scarves that dominated the DC social set from the late 1960s through the ’80s.

She is also Native American. And while her designs drew heavily from Cherokee symbolism and craft, they never crossed the line into cliché or costume.


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