Where is Monica Lewinsky Dress Now?

April 1, 2024
David Sunnyside

The infamous little blue dress has been in the news quite a bit since Monica Lewinsky’s Vanity Fair essay titled “It’s Time to Bury the Blue Dress” came out last May. Lewinsky penned the soul-bearing piece just weeks after her affair with Bill Clinton landed her in hot legal waters.

The dress was a key piece of evidence to show that Lewinsky and the former president had an intimate relationship. The evidence included spots of presidential DNA, which Lewinsky saved from the stains made by the cigar she was smoking at the time of the affair.

Despite that, the Smithsonian’s Museum of American History doesn’t have any plans to acquire the dress for its collection. “As we look at how we use objects in the museum, we don’t often consider using them for political purposes,” Lonnie Bunch, the museum’s assistant director for curatorial affairs, told the Washington Post. The institution doesn’t display the bullets that killed President Lincoln or the blood-soaked clothing of Martin Luther King Jr.

Lewinsky has stepped back into the spotlight, but this time to promote a powerful cause. The sustainable women’s fashion brand Reformation tapped her to star in a new campaign that promotes voter registration in advance of the upcoming election. Photographed by Zooey Grossman, Lewinsky looks every bit the power woman in a range of office-to-poll-ready pieces including the Veda Ashland leather trench coat, Mikol knit dress and Lucas relaxed regenerative merino polo shirt with the belted Sylvie skirt.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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