Friday, February 22, 2013
(Mrs.) Nixon in China
Forty-one years ago today, Pat Nixon looked at ducks, plucked and otherwise. At times - and really China was not by a long shot the most surreal passage of her life - she must have wondered how and why things turned out exactly as they had.
I was struck by this picture not just because, well, it's Pat Nixon looking at some very wizened ducks, but because, despite her rather dire coiffure (side curls, Pat? Really?), that is just about the most chic dress I've ever seen her in. I wonder what Madame Mao made of it...