Tuesday, 2 April 2013

This picture shows Jacqueline Kennedy meeting with Mamie Eisenhower on 9 December 1960 for a tour of the White House.
Mrs Kennedy is wearing a purple wool coat by Ben Zuckerman. This coat was a line-for-line copy of a Pierre Cardin original. Mrs Kennedy would frequently use American designers like Zuckerman, Oleg Cassini and stores such as Chez Ninon to make copies of French couture. That way she could be seen to be wearing American designed clothes while still satisfying her love of all things French.
This coat was originally planned to be worn at the inauguration-day ceremony, but Mrs Kennedy changed her mind and wore a beige-grey Oleg Cassini coat trimmed in mink.

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