Laura Bush in Red Dress Alert at the White House


Three women experienced their worst holiday nightmare following Sunday’s Kennedy Center Honors when they showed up to the White House reception wearing the same $8,500 red Oscar de la Renta dress as First Lady Laura Bush.

Unfortunately they were not promoting Bono’s (RED) campaign.

Laura Bush went upstairs and changed mid-party. CBS News talked to Letitia Baldridge, Jacqueline Kennedy’s Chief of Staff and White House social secretary: “They all should have congratulated one another on their good taste and the fact that they could afford the dress.” As for Mrs. Bush, Baldridge noted: “[Changing outfits] was the right thing to do, take the heat off the other women.”