Asparagus Green Suit

MO 63.1282a-b
Asparagus Green Suit
ca. 1959
Wool jersey, linen
Jacket: 22 1/2" center back; Skirt: 25" center back
A knit suit in asparagus green wool jersey with an ivory linen trim. The blouson jacket with canted ribbon trim has been cut from a single piece of fabric. The starched organdy collar attaches to the neckline by means of a series of press studs so that it may be detached for laundering. This French suit (probably from the boutique of a Paris couturier) reflects Jacqueline Kennedy's preference for unfitted clothing.
This suit was worn by Mrs. Kennedy for a photographic sitting with the photographer Jacques Lowe in her Georgetown home in Washington, D.C. during the spring of 1959.
Image copyright (C) John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, Inc.