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Ivory Embroidered Evening Dress

Ivory Silk Ziberline Dress

Designer: Hubert de Givenchy (French, b. 1927)

Givenchy Boutique (French, established 1952)

Place Made: France

Date Made: 1961

Medium: Ziberline; silk floss; silk ribbon; seed pearls

Full length evening dress in ivory Ziberline embroidered by Hurel with silk floss, silk ribbon, and seed pearls (model number 3378). The bodice is embroidered with lilies of the valley and roses, the skirt is unadorned.

This dress was worn by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy to a dinner at Versailles, France on June 1, 1961.  She also wore this gown to a congressional reception at the White House, Washington, DC on April 10, 1962.

 

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