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Pink Dress

Pink Dress

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.

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