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Printed Evening Gown

Printed Evening Gown

Designer unknown

Medium: Silk satin, velvet, rhinestones

Date Made: ca. 1955

Strapless evening gown of beige satin printed with gold color Chinese figures.  Rhinestones and beads are scattered throughout the skirt with a black velvet streamer tied in a bow at the back of the waist. The dress has a small train. This gown was worn by Jacqueline Kennedy to a Paris ball in April of 1958.

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum; Photograph: The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library Foundation