The White House's latest problem came in the form of a fashion disaster when three holiday party guests arrived wearing the same dress as First Lady Laura Bush.
The president's wife, who had donned a $8,500 red Oscar de la Renta dress for the official presidential holiday photo, chose to quietly go upstairs to change her outfit.
'She went upstairs and changed, very easy for her to do. It was the right thing to do, take the heat off the other women,' said party guest Letitia Baldridge, Jacqueline Kennedy's Chief of Staff and White House social secretary.
The first lady's office said Mr. and Mrs. Bush were amused by the incident, which the office said was first of its kind..
'They all should have congratulated one another on their good taste and the fact that they could afford the dress,' Baldridge said. 'Jacqueline Kennedy, when she was first lady made sure, and her couturiers made sure that nobody else wore that dress that season.'