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Scarlet Coat

MO 63.1299
Scarlet Coat
Hubert de Givenchy (French, born 1927)
Fall-Winter 1959
France
Double-faced wool
43" center back
A double breasted long scarlet wool coat (Model number 2680). Givenchy transformed the double-faced coat, using the welted seams to describe a subtle inverted goblet shape that curves from an Empire waist.
This coat was worn by Jacqueline Kennedy during a press conference announcing John F. Kennedy's candidacy for the presidency at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC on January 2, 1960. Jacqueline Kennedy also wore the coat during JFK's presidential campaign. Jacqueline Kennedy dubbed this coat the "good luck coat".
Donated to the United States
JFKMUS-MO-1963-1299