Pink & Gold Evening Dress

Pink & Gold Evening Dress and Cape

Designer: Joan Morse (American, 1932-1972) for A la Carte

Date Made: 1962

Medium: Silk organza, metallic-brocaded silk organza, trimmed silk velvet

Sleevless evening dress with hot pink silk organza bodice and metallic-brocaded silk organza straight skirt.  Mrs. Kennedy had the skirt made from a brocade fabric given to her by King Saud of Saudi Arabia.  The dress was worn by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy to a benefit performance of the musical Mr. President  for the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation at the National Theater in Washington, D.C. on September 6, 1962.

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum; Photograph: The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library Foundation