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Evening Skirt and Shell Top

Evening Skirt and Shell Top

Designer: Oleg Cassini (American, b. France 1913-2006)

Date Made: 1961

Medium: Silk, crystal beads, sequins

Dimensions: Top: length 10"; Skirt: length: 43 1/2"

Evening skirt and shell top in chartreuse silk faille embroidered with crystal beads and sequins.  This ensemble was worn by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy to the state dinner honoring Governor Luis Munoz Marin of Puerto Rico at the White House, Washington, DC on November 13, 1961.  She also worn it to a dinner hosted by Ambassador and Mrs. John Kenneth Galbraith in Jaipur, India on March 19, 1962.

 

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