Ivory silk satin evening gown, by Oleg Cassini (textile by Abraham), American, 1961. Worn by Jacqueline Kennedy to the Inaugural Gala, National Guard Armory, Washington, D.C., January 19, 1961 the evening before President Kennedy's inauguration. The cockade at the waist pointed to Jacqueline Kennedy's pride in her French Bouvier ancestry and her profound love of history.
Mauve silk gazar evening gown, by Oleg Cassini, American, 1963. This dress was modeled after a spring 1962 dress by an Italian designer, Federico Forquet. FIrst Lady Jacqueline Kennedy wore this dress to a State Dinner honoring the grand duchess of Luxembourg.
Title: Sleeveless Dress Maker: A La Carte Medium: Wool Dimensions: 41 1/2" center back Description: A white wool sleeveless knee length dress with a black ribbon band around the waist, collar, and hem. Historical Note: This dress was worn by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy at the opening of Treaty Room of the White House after it's redecoration on June 28, 1962.
Turquoise Day Dress Maker: Morton Myles (American, b. 1929) for Herbert Sondheim (American 1895-1966) Date(s) of Materials: ca. 1960 Medium: Silk shantung Dimensions: Center back: 33 3/4" Description: A sleeveless day dress in turquoise silk shantung with two buttons at the waist. Historical Note: This dress was worn by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy for a Richard Avedon photographic sitting with her daughter Caroline in Palm Beach, Florida on January 5, 1961.