Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Dress of the Day - June 30, 2011

Dress of the Day: Oleg Cassini's inauguration gown for Jacqueline Kennedy (1961). Cassini designed around 300 outfits for the First Lady, who decided to promote American fashion designers while in the public eye. This inauguration gown in ivory double-faced silk satin twill is decorated with a cockade, a symbolic nod to Jacqueline's French heritage as a Bouvier, and her love of history. The simplicity and understated elegance of this gown are characteristic of Jacqueline Kennedy's style, which many women emulated in the 1960s.

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