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    Nancy Reagan in her signature hue

    Photography by Jackie Nickerson

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    In Galanos at Versailles in 1982

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    In an Yves Saint Laurent suit at a 1986 charity tennis match

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    In Galanos with the president, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Denis Thatcher, at the first Reagan state dinner on February 26, 1981

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    Nancy Reagan with Cher at the White House in 1985

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    Dressed in Valentino with Japan’s Crown Princess Michiko in 1987

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    Trimming the White House Christmas tree in 1982

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    At Windsor Castle with Queen Elizabeth II, the president and Prince Philip in 1982

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    In costume after her “Second Hand Clothes” performance

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    The new 40th president and his Galanos-clad first lady on January 20, 1981, on their way to a record-setting 10 inaugural balls.

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Nancy’s Closet: Slideshow

As first lady, Nancy Reagan was both lauded and lambasted for her lavish, designer-donated wardrobe. Now 86—but, as she proves, still steely beneath her diplomat's demeanor—she is putting those glamorous Galanos gowns and neat Adolfo suits on display.