Ruby Red Suit: Jacket and Skirt

MO 63.1286a-b
Ruby Red Suit: Jacket and Skirt
Oleg Cassini (American, b. France, 1913-2006)
Silk velvet
Jacket: 23" center back; Skirt: 25 1/2" center back
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.
This suit was worn by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy at a reception celebrating the centenary of the Emancipation Proclamation at the White House in Washington, DC on February 12, 1963. The First Lady also worn this suit to a judicial reception at the White House on November 20, 1963.
Image copyright (C) John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, Inc.