Warhol and the First Ladies

Thu. March 23, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM


100 5th Street NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902


Feather Schwartz Foster (Mary Lincoln’s Flannel Pajamas and Other Stories from the First Ladies’ Closet) and Claudia Kalb (Andy Warhol Was a Hoarder: Inside the Minds of History’s Great Personalities) share stories from the closets and minds of well-known historic figures.

Why Should You Attend?

“A delightful read. Fashion has always made a statement and the first ladies’ clothing reflects not only their tastes but the times they lived in. These short stories featuring specific items such as a hat or an apron, gowns or jewelry, are both amusing and enlightening. Hats off to author and presidential historian Feather Schwartz Foster!” ­—Karen L. Schnitzspahn, author of Remarkable Women of the New Jersey Shore

“With keen insight and a writerly flair, Claudia Kalb, one of the nations’s pre-eminent science journalists, has written a book that is at once profound and a great deal of fun. She takes us on an engrossing and original journey into the minds (and, yes, the madnesses) of some of history’s most intriguing figures. Kalb explores nothing less than the mysteries of genius and of individuality.” —Jon Meacham, Pulitzer-Prize-winning author of American Lion