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Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-1994(5)
Cassini, Oleg, 1913-2006(1)
A two-piece day suit in red wool twill with a pencil skirt and jacket. This suit has elaborate back detailing of a twisted martingale half-belt. Curving seams shape the body, sleeves and the back of the skirt. The jacket has a rolled collar with a five button center closure and two hip pockets.
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.
A single-breasted apricot colored coat with horizontal seams and a bow detail at the back. This coat has a collar, four buttons down the center front, and three-quarter length sleeves.
A full length collarless ivory silk coat with three-quarter length sleeves (model 3378). This coat has minimal seams and a plain front. With this magnificent opera coat Givenchy paid homage to his mentor Balenciaga by manipulating a great sweep of fabric (double the weight of the used for the matching dress) with a minimum of seams.
A double breasted pale blue silk coat with four large covered buttons across the chest. The seams form to the body at the waist. The seaming on this coat suggests and hourglass- a dress form to which Cassini was particularly attached- though here it is subordinated to Jacqueline Kennedy's own preference for clothing that implies, but does not defi...
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