Designer: Donald Brooks (American, 1928 - 2005) Manufacturer: Townley (American, established 1948) Place Made: USA Date Made: 1962 Medium: Silk Shantung Shift dress in pink silk shantung with four large covered buttons down the side. The dress is sleeveless with an Empire waist. It was worn by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy during a cruise of the Ganges River in Benares, India during her state visit on March 16, 1962.
Salt-and-pepper wool tweed suit with fringed neckline and front, by Chez Ninon, 1961. Designed after a spring/summer model by Givenchy. Worn by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy during her arrival in Ottawa, Canada on May 16, 1961. She also wore it during museum visits with Andre Malraux in Paris, France on June 2, 1961 and during President Kennedy's address to the United Nations in New York City, New York on September 21, 1961.
Designer: Oleg Cassini (American, b. France 1913-2006) Date Made: 1961 Medium: Silk, crystal beads, sequins Dimensions: Top: length 10"; Skirt: length: 43 1/2" Evening skirt and shell top in chartreuse silk faille embroidered with crystal beads and sequins. This ensemble was worn by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy to the state dinner honoring Governor Luis Munoz Marin of Puerto Rico at the White House, Washington, DC on November 13, 1961 and in India in 1962.