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Pale Blue Coat

MO 63.1297
Pale Blue Coat
Oleg Cassini (American, b. France, 1913-2006)
1962
United States
Alaskine
42 1/2" center back
A double breasted pale blue silk coat with four large covered buttons across the chest. The seams form to the body at the waist. The seaming on this coat suggests and hourglass- a dress form to which Cassini was particularly attached- though here it is subordinated to Jacqueline Kennedy's own preference for clothing that implies, but does not define, the body beneath.
This coat was worn by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy on her arrival in Lahore, Pakistan during a State Visit on March 21, 1962. In Lahore the New York "Journal-American" wrote, she was greeted "with a carnival-like reception that brought out [President Mohammad Ayub Khan]" along with "thousands of school children."
  • JFKMUS-MO-1963-1342
  • JFKWHP-1962-03-21-B
Image copyright (C) John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, Inc.
JFKMUS-MO-1963-1297