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At the end of the 1960 campaign, the Kennedys were greeted by cheering crowds during a tickertape parade in New York City.
I have a photo of this from another angle, and it’s one of my most favourites. :)
"…I said, ‘I want you to be the most elegant woman in the world.  I think that you should start from scratch with a look…a look that will set trends and not follow them.’ And she replied, ‘You are absolutely right.’"
-Oleg Cassini to Jacqueline Kennedy c. 1960

At the end of the 1960 campaign, the Kennedys were greeted by cheering crowds during a tickertape parade in New York City.

I have a photo of this from another angle, and it’s one of my most favourites. :)

"…I said, ‘I want you to be the most elegant woman in the world.  I think that you should start from scratch with a look…a look that will set trends and not follow them.’ And she replied, ‘You are absolutely right.’"

-Oleg Cassini to Jacqueline Kennedy c. 1960

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At an evening reception for the President of Tunisia, Jackie wore a yellow one-shouldered “Nefertiti” gown.  The full-length gown was gathered at one shoulder in the ancient Egyptian fashion.  The fabric fell to a side drape, was trimmed with embroidery and brilliants, and accented with a signature bow at the waistline. c. 1961.
FUN FACT: When Oleg created this design for Jackie, she loved it, but she was convinced that Jack wouldn’t let her wear it. Oleg went to the President and explained:
"From the dawn of antiquity, the queen or high priestess has always set the style.  That is her role in society, to be a little advanced and thus admired by her people.  You know how valuable Mrs. Kennedy has been to you in that regard.  In this particular case, I am proposing nothing outrageous or undignified; indeed, the look is more than 3,000 years old.  The ancient Egyptians would have considered this dress rather conservative!"
The President laughed and shook his head. “Okay, Oleg, you win,” he said. :)

At an evening reception for the President of Tunisia, Jackie wore a yellow one-shouldered “Nefertiti” gown.  The full-length gown was gathered at one shoulder in the ancient Egyptian fashion.  The fabric fell to a side drape, was trimmed with embroidery and brilliants, and accented with a signature bow at the waistline. c. 1961.

FUN FACT: When Oleg created this design for Jackie, she loved it, but she was convinced that Jack wouldn’t let her wear it. Oleg went to the President and explained:

"From the dawn of antiquity, the queen or high priestess has always set the style.  That is her role in society, to be a little advanced and thus admired by her people.  You know how valuable Mrs. Kennedy has been to you in that regard.  In this particular case, I am proposing nothing outrageous or undignified; indeed, the look is more than 3,000 years old.  The ancient Egyptians would have considered this dress rather conservative!"

The President laughed and shook his head. “Okay, Oleg, you win,” he said. :)

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