Ivory and Ruby Red Evening Gown

MO 63.2027
Ivory and Ruby Red Evening Gown
  • Anotonio Castillo (Spanish, 1908-1984)
  • Chez Ninon (American, est. 1927)
United States
Silk satin; silk organdy; beads
57" center back
An evening dress made of ivory duchesse silk satin with a ruby-beaded silk organdy bodice. (Model number 124). The dress's short sleeved bodice is beaded with rosettes.
This dress was worn by Jacqueline Kennedy to a dinner hosted by Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru at the Indian Embassy, in Washington, DC on November 9, 1961. The First Lady also worn this gown to a dinner hosted by American Ambassador John Kenneth Galbraith at the US Embassy in New Delhi, India on March 20, 1962 and again to a fund-raiser celebrating the second anniversary of the Kennedy inauguration at the National Guard Armory in Washington, DC on January 18, 1963.
  • JFKMUS-MO-1963-1329
  • JFKWHP-1961-11-09-C
  • JFKWHP-1962-03-20-G
  • JFKWHP-1963-01-18-I
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