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  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Evening Ensemble Jacket
    John F. Kennedy Museum Collectionc. 1961

    A collarless chartreuse taffeta jacket with three-quarter length sleeves, to be worn as part of a three-pieces evening ensemble.

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Pistachio Green Coat
    John F. Kennedy Museum Collection1961

    A double breasted coat of pistachio green wool boucle with a mock collar, three-quarter length sleeves, and a belted waist. Twelve buttons on front lapel accent the line of the coat from collar to hem.

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Navy Blue Suit
    John F. Kennedy Museum Collection1961

    A suit in navy blue silk shantung. A three-quarter length sleeve, three-button jacket is paired with an A-line skirt. The skirt has two tab pockets at hip.

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Gray Suit
    John F. Kennedy Museum Collection1961

    A suit in salt-and-pepper wool tweed after spring-summer model number 3270 by Hubert de Givenchy. The understated flecked wool jacket has a fringed neckline and front lapel with two large plastic buttons down center and two flap pockets at sides. The three-quarter length sleeve jacket is paired with a matching pencil skirt.

  • 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 Gown
    John F. Kennedy Museum Collection1961

    An evening gown in ivory double-faced silk satin twill. The gown has three-quarter length sleeves, a full A-line skirt, and a decorative cockade off-center at the waist.

  • 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
    Yellow Silk Evening Coat
    John F. Kennedy Museum Collection1962

    A coat in acid yellow silk jacquard. This single-breasted knee length A-line coat has three-quarter length sleeves. Here, Tassell relied on the subtle luxury of a fragile silk jacquard that manages to suggest an opulent brocade.

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Embroidered Evening Jacket
    John F. Kennedy Museum Collection1962

    A collarless bolero jacket in ivory duchesse silk satin embroidered with crystal beads and shells. The jacket has three-quarter length sleeves and is lined with white taffeta.

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Ruby Red Suit: Jacket and Skirt
    John F. Kennedy Museum Collection1963

    A two-piece evening suit: jacket and skirt in garnet silk velvet. The jacket is single breasted with three black plastic buttons down the front and two pockets at each hip. The jacket has three-quarter length sleeves and accompanies an A-line knee length skirt with two back zippers.

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