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Jacqueline Kennedy wore this yellow silk evening gown with an overlay of crepe chiffon in 1961 for the Kennedy administration’s first state dinner, for Tunisian president Habib Bourguiba. Oleg Cassini designed the gown.

Jacqueline Kennedy’s Evening Gown, 1961 Jacqueline Kennedy wore this yellow silk evening gown with an overlay of crepe chiffon in 1961 for the Kennedy administration’s first state dinner, for Tunisian president Habib Bourguiba.

Apricot Coat Maker:  Christian Dior (Designer, French, 1905-1957)  Marc Bohan (Designer, French, b. 1926)  Date(s) of Materials: 1961 Place Made: France Medium: Linen Dimensions: 43" center back Description: A single-breasted apricot colored coat with horizontal seams and a bow detail at the back. This coat has a collar, 4 buttons down the center front, and three-quarter length sleeves. Historical Note: This coat was worn by Jacqueline Kennedy to lunch with the Greek royal family, Athens…

Apricot Coat Maker: Christian Dior (Designer, French, 1905-1957) Marc Bohan (Designer, French, b. 1926) Date(s) of Materials: 1961 Place Made: France Medium: Linen Dimensions: 43" center back Description: A single-breasted apricot colored coat with horizontal seams and a bow detail at the back. This coat has a collar, 4 buttons down the center front, and three-quarter length sleeves. Historical Note: This coat was worn by Jacqueline Kennedy to lunch with the Greek royal family, Athens…

This two piece day suit in pale yellow was worn by Jacqueline Kennedy during her visit to the National Institute for the Protection of Children, Mexico City, Mexico, June 30, 1962

This two piece day suit in pale yellow was worn by Jacqueline Kennedy during her visit to the National Institute for the Protection of Children, Mexico City, Mexico, June 1962

Mrs. Kennedy had this dress made from brocade fabric given to her by King Saud of Saudi Arabia

Joan Morse for Jackie Kennedy, 1962 ~ silk organza and velvet, hot pink bodice, skirt made from fabric given to Jackie by King Saud of Saudi Arabia

Detail of the bodice: embroidered with lilies of the valley and roses. Photo by Laura Emily.

Jacqueline Kennedy's gown worn to the Versailles dinner during the Presidential State Visit to Paris, May, 1961

inaugural coat

Jackie Kennedy - On the Inauguration Day, January Jackie dressed in Cassini’s trim greige coat, worn with Halston’s news-making pillbox hat and a little sable circlet and muff.

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