Jenna Bush Hager posed in the Oscar de la Renta coat she wore to her father George W. Bush’s second presidential inauguration in 2005, reflecting on how her body has changed since having three children.
Today’s host, 39, was photographed modeling the beaded ivory jacket for a photo shoot The beautiful matter of peopleThe former first daughter, who was in her early twenties when she wore the designer piece, revealed she hadn’t even tried it in 16 years.
‘My life has changed in so many ways. I carried three precious creatures in this body, so while it’s a little depressing that it doesn’t fit exactly the same, it’s also beautiful because of what I’ve been doing since then, ” she told the magazine. ‘I’ve made these precious people who fill me up more than a size 2 or size 4 jacket ever could.
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Iconic: Jenna Bush Hager, 39, was photographed modeling the Oscar de la Renta jacket she wore to her father’s second inauguration for a shoot in People’s Beautiful Issue
Memories: The former first daughter, pictured with her twin sister Barbara, was in her early twenties when she donned the designer piece at her father George W. Bush’s inauguration in 2005
Three years after the inauguration, Jenna married her husband, Henry Hager, dressed in a dress designed by the late de la Renta, who died in 2014.
“He was a beloved man in my life,” she said of the designer.
Jenna and Henry now have three children together: Mila, seven, Poppy, five and Hal, who turn two in August. When asked which of her children will inherit the sentimental jacket, she wasn’t sure.
“I don’t know, they’ll have to fight about it,” she said, adding, “Maybe I want to wear it again too! It is a very rock star. ‘
Special Occasion: Jenna’s mom, former First Lady Laura Bush, had the jacket placed ‘in a filing box’ in Dallas, Texas, but sent it to her to wear during her magazine shoot
Self-love: The mother of three admitted it was a ‘bit depressing’ that it doesn’t fit the same way, but noted that she carried ‘three precious creatures in this body’
Jenna’s mother, former First Lady Laura Bush, had the jacket put ‘in a file box’ in Dallas, Texas, but sent it to her to wear on her magazine shoot.
When she first put on the beaded jacket in 2005, she paired it with a light brown sweater and matching trousers.
This time she went for a more casual look, wearing it over a white T-shirt tucked into flared jeans and platform sandals.
Looking back at her time as the first daughter, Jenna said she and her twin sister Barbara didn’t feel any pressure to look a certain way.
Looking back: Jenna said she and Barbara didn’t have stylists and explained that they only wore American designers they loved
What’s important, “We could be ourselves,” Jenna said. ‘We thought less about the clothes we wore and more about the wonderful experience of living history’
‘We didn’t have a stylist. I still don’t have a stylist. We were just what we thought was beautiful. We wore things our friends designed [and] American designers we love, ”she told the magazine.
“Honestly, there were no expectations of looking perfect or in any way when it came to my family,” she added.
‘We could be ourselves. We thought less about the clothes we wore and more about the wonderful experience of living history. ‘
Jenna has attended a number of inaugurations during her lifetime, starting with her grandfather George HW Bush in 1989.
Like family, the late Oscar de la Renta also designed the dress Jenna wore to marry her husband, Henry Hager, in 2008. “He was a beloved man in my life,” she said of the designer.
Group of five: Jenna and Henry now have three children together: Mila, seven, Poppy, five, and Hal, who turn two in August
In a recent interview with Maria Shriver’s The Sunday newspaper, she reflected on her grandfather’s inauguration and explained that the event she attended when she was only seven years old was her “earliest memory.”
‘My sister [Barbara] and I was little – we were in the first grade – and we didn’t quite understand its meaning, ”she said. ‘We just saw someone we liked to be sworn in. We loved balloons and the parade.
“And we’re from Texas, so just to be in Washington when it was cold and beautiful and wintry – it was almost like living in a dream.”
Jenna remembered that she and Barbara were “freezing” outside, so their mother, Laura, let them return to the White House sooner than anyone else.
Florist Nancy Clarke took the girls to the flower shop and had them make bouquets for their grandparents’ bed. Nearly two decades later, she hired Clarke to create the flower arrangements when she got married.