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Mauve Evening Gown

Mauve Evening Gown

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

Place Made: USA

Date Made: 1963 

Medium: Silk gazar

 

A-line sleeveless evening dress in mauve silk gazar gathered to a ruffle at waist and finished with a bow.  This dress was modeled after a spring 1962 dress by an Italian designer, Federico Forquet.  FIrst Lady Jacqueline Kennedy wore this dress to a State Dinner honoring the grand duchess of Luxembourg.

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