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  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Day Suit
    John F. Kennedy Museum Collection1957

    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.

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Scarlet Coat
    John F. Kennedy Museum CollectionFall-Winter 1959

    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.

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Apricot Coat
    John F. Kennedy Museum Collection1961

    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.

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Ivory Evening Coat
    John F. Kennedy Museum CollectionSpring-Summer 1961

    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.

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Pale Blue Coat
    John F. Kennedy Museum Collection1962

    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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