Every picture tells a story: Read My Pins tells Madeleine Albright's, brooch by brooch

"While President George H.W. Bush had been known for saying 'Read my lips,' I began urging colleagues and reporters to 'Read my pins.'" -- Madeleine Albright.

That's the basic story behind Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection, an exhibit opening Sunday at the Denver Art Museum. A showcase of more than 200 pins from the former U.S. Secretary of State's own collection, the fabulous brooches signify much more than Albright's wicked sense of style. Each one also has a story attached, a hidden meaning culled from her life in the global political arena. The mixture of fashion and history is fascinating, and -- as you can see from the photo preview that follows -- also quite glamorous.

All photos by John Bigelow Taylor.

Can you guess the situation behind each pin? You'll have to see the show to find out.

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For more information on Read My Pins, visit the DAM website.

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