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Pink and Gold Evening Dress and Cape

MO 63.1378a-b
Pink and Gold Evening Dress and Cape
  • A La Carte
  • Joan Morse (fashion designer)
1962
Silk organza; metallic brocaded silk organza
Dress: 48" center back; Cape: 15" x 41"
A sleeveless evening dress with hot pink silk organza bodice and a metallic-brocaded silk organza straight skirt. The metallic print fabric of the skirt was a gift to Mrs. Kennedy from the King of Saudi Arabia. A matching silk organza cape is made from the same metallic-brocaded fabric.
This dress with its original green velvet bodice was worn by Jacqueline Kennedy to the benefit performance of the musical "Mr. President" for the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation, National Theater, Washington, DC, September 6, 1962.
Copyright (C) John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, Inc.
JFKMUS-MO-1963-1378a-b