Jackie: The Clothes of Camelot [NOOK Book]

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Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis is the ultimate American fashion icon. Jay Mulvaney, author of Kennedy Weddings, celebrates her unique style in this lavishly illustrated book.

JACKIE: The Clothes of Camelot is a richly illustrated history of those magical years when the Kennedys captivated a nation and the world. Her glamour was electric, her style imaginative, and the effect was brilliant. Jacqueline Kennedy's fashions from the White ...
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Overview


Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis is the ultimate American fashion icon. Jay Mulvaney, author of Kennedy Weddings, celebrates her unique style in this lavishly illustrated book.

JACKIE: The Clothes of Camelot is a richly illustrated history of those magical years when the Kennedys captivated a nation and the world. Her glamour was electric, her style imaginative, and the effect was brilliant. Jacqueline Kennedy's fashions from the White House years, over two hundred outfits, are illustrated with three hundred photographs, in both black and white and color, many previously unpublished or rarely seen. Also included are photographs of jewelry and accessories as well as memorabilia, all exploring the continuing impact of Jackie's fashion sensibility on our culture.

The range of illustrations and text is broad, including:

Early Fashion Influences
The Inauguration Ensembles
Gowns for State Events
The Wardrobe for State Visits Abroad
Private Living and Casual Wear
French Designers: Haute Couture in the White House
November 1963
Mrs. Onassis and the Post-Camelot Years

JACKIE: The Clothes of Camelot is a striking portrait of an unforgettable fashion legend.

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Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis entranced not just Americans but people around the world with her artistic and elegant sense of style. Featuring more than 300 photographs, Jay Mulvaney's Jackie: The Clothes of Camelot celebrates Jackie's clean and simple look.

The book is divided into sections, including "Early Fashion Influences," "Gowns for State Events," and "Mrs. Onassis and the Post-Camelot Years." It not only chronicles Jackie's evolving flair for fashion; Jackie: The Clothes of Camelot includes anecdotes from her daughter, Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg; designer Oleg Cassini; and her White House chief of staff and social secretary, Letitia Baldrige, among others, who provide the personal and political context behind each photo.

Accompanying a photograph of Jackie at a formal dinner at the Schonbrunn Palace marking the Vienna Summit, for example, is an intriguing anecdote about Jackie's encounter with Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev. Not knowing what to discuss with him, she decided on the innocuous subject of dogs and revealed that she loved Russian breeds. When Khrushchev sent her a dog as a gift, President Kennedy was furious, believing that Jackie had allowed the Soviets to gain a political advantage.

The book also documents Jackie's close relationship with her sister, Lee Radziwill, who was her biggest fashion rival. At one point, Jackie writes to her Parisian clothing scout, Letizia Mowinckel, "What I really appreciate most of all is you letting me know before Lee about the treasures. Please always do that -- now that she knows you are my 'scout,' she is slipping in there before me. So this fall, do let me know about the prettiest things first." No fashionista is always perfect, however, and Mulvaney includes some of Jackie's rare mistakes.

As the last page of Jackie: The Clothes of Camelot is turned, it is indisputable that Jackie will forever remain a fashion icon. (Soozan Baxter)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429978446
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2014
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 174,330
  • File size: 47 MB
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Meet the Author


Jay Mulvaney is the author of Kennedy Weddings: A Family Album. He was executive producer of Kennedy Weddings, a Weddings of a Lifetime special for Lifetime TV. A two-time Emmy Award winning writer and producer, his career has included stints as an executive at Nickelodeon, CBS, VH1 and Discovery, but his first job was as an office boy during Senator Edward Kennedy's 1970 reelection campaign.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments VII
Foreword IX
Introduction XI
Chapter 1 The Inauguration Ensembles 1
Chapter 2 Early Fashion Influences 13
Chapter 3 The State Event Gowns 29
Chapter 4 Foreign Travel: Representing America Abroad 53
Chapter 5 Day Clothes 85
Chapter 6 Private Life: The "Off-Duty" Wardrobe 107
Chapter 7 French Designers: Haute Couture in the Maison Blanche 133
Chapter 8 November 1963 147
Chapter 9 The Post-Camelot Years 165
Chapter 10 Jackie and Fashion 181
Chapter 11 One Final Look 191
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2001

    Jackie: The Clothes of Camelot

    If you are at ALL interested in Jackie Kennedy and her fabulous style (and who isn't?) then JACKIE THE CLOTHES OF CAMELOT is the book for all of us. Now, there are other books out on the same subject, but the Met's book tells you all about who STICHED each dress (as if anyone cares!) and this book is about what she was DOING while wearing the dresses and WHO she was sitting next to and entertaining and how much she PAID for the clothes and how JFK YELLED at her about the bills... This is a juicy gossipy book without being nasty or mean spirited...I've read the other books and this one is far more enjoyable, fun to read and thorough...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2001

    Jackie: The Clothes of Camelot

    I have to disagree with 'Nancy' who can't be much of a 'Jackie admirer' is she didn't LOVE this book. First of all, it IS hard cover and secondly, it has over three hundred different photographs, half in black and white and half in rich, vivid color. Back in the early 60's black and white was more common than color for photography and informal shots. This book is a complete delight, offering more in the way of complete coverage of Jackie's clothes than either the 'official' book from the Met or the 'Jackie Style' book which has only about 50 pictures. If you like Jackie, you'll LOVE this book. If you don't like Jackie, you will after you read this.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2001

    ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS

    This book is a masterpiece! The naratives are short and sweet, and the photos of Mrs. Kennedy are a treasure. This book really made you appreciate every aspect of her life. The end photo and caption brought tears to my eyes. This book is a must for everyone whose lives she touched. My thanks and congratulations to the author.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2014

    Jakie

    Kisses deeper pushing her puzzy onto his warm dik their underwear bloking them

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2001

    Jackie's Wardrobe

    This book is filled with bright colorful pictures of Jackie in all her fashionable clothes. This book will be one that you will own forever. Myy screen name has changed to MellissaLD@att.net. Thanks

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2001

    Jackie: The Clothes of Camelot

    A stunning visual journey through the White House corridors and around the globe with one of the most stylish women in history. Dozens and dozens of beautiful photographs, with stories and quotes from the Kennedys and Jackie herself. A real delight.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2001

    Jackie: The Clothes of Camelot

    This is one of the ALL TIME GREAT BOOKS about Jackie...you get to see her life in wonderful detail and my darlings, the clothes are TO DIE FOR... It reads like a picture rich biography, easy to pick up and flip through, and just as much fun to sit down and study intently. You get a real insight into Jackie's life and her personal style AND her many accomplishments. GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2001

    Jackie: The Clothes of Camelot

    This was a sheer delight from cover to cover, a rich, detailed look into the fashion life of Jackie Kennedy Onassis. Jackie, one of my all time faves, was a true first lady of style and this gracious book captures her signature look in everything from jeans and a t-shirt to the most formal evening wear and everything in between. Oh Jackie, how glamerous you were. This book is a joyful celebration of one part of a remarkable lady's life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2001

    Jackie: The Clothes of Camelot

    This is a comprehensive visual journey of the 'First Lady of Style' with, literally, hundreds of photographs that deliniate Jackie's style throughout her White House years (and bracketed by her pre- and post- Camelot life). In addition to the photographs are wonderful stories about her life and her amazing accomplishments - I never knew she did so much to promote the arts and architectural heritage - and all that she was able to do in her short term as First Lady. All in all, this book is a big WINNER!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2001

    Jackie: The Clothes of Camelot

    This book really takes you behind the scenes of Camelot and looks at Jackie and all of her beautiful clothes...but more than that, it tells the story of the woman who had much more going on UNDER the pillbox hat than clothes, all the interesting things she did while First Lady, helping JFK with his foreign policy, advancing her interests in the arts and wearing gorgeous clothes.... a fantastic book with so many pictures...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2001

    Save your money go to the library to read this book

    This book was a let down. First off, it was not hard bound. Second, it is not that big of a book. Lots of black and white pictures vs. color. This isn't something to really put out as a coffee table book. It is interesting to see that she did wear outfits more than once, like her beige Chanel suit. Other than that, I have seen better Jackie books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2001

    Jackie: The Clothes of Camelot

    This is a positive FEAST for anyone who likes, loves, admires, worships, adores or venerates Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, and even if you don't like her, buy the book anyway because you'll be converted!!! Fabulous photographs, fun stories and one gorgeous ensemble after another....hundreds of them it seems, and she looks GREAT in every one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2001

    A Fun, Enjoyable, and Visually Appealing Look at Mrs. Onassis

    For those of you looking for that affectionate and insider's element which is found missing from two (2) of this year's disappointing look into Mrs. Onassis and her style (a style of grace, elegance, beauty, passion, and yes, power which impacted virtually all aspects of modern life from 1961 to date)from such books as 'Jackie Style' by Ms. Pamela Keogh and 'Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years' (the catalogue for the current exhibition of same name mounted by the Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in conjunction with The John F. Kennedy Library) LOOK NO FURTHER, for it lies within the pages of this jam-packed tour de force of a gem. While 'Jackie: The Clothes of Camelot' is not itself immune to some factual errors or interpretations , Mr. Mulvaney approaches his subject with a decided affection, respect, enthusiasm, and sense of humour, Mrs. Onassis herself would have relished and enjoyed...hence the reason he is presently outselling those aforementioned titles!!! From the cover bearing that apricot silk worn by Mrs. Onassis during her 1962 trip to India and Pakistan; two (2) of her Official couturier's sketches, and the splash of color across the whole of an electric 'Jackie' this book draws one in from the get-go. Of particular note are the pages he devotes to Mrs. Onassis' pink suit, attributed to Chanel without hesitation, worn not only in Dallas, TX at the moment of President Kennedy's assassination, but several times throughout her years in The White House in many different ways...casual to formal, beginning in 1961. Underscoring Mr. Mulvaney's sense of humour, is a photograph appearing on page 155 of Mrs. Onassis wearing this pink Chanel with President Kennedy where both she and the President appear perplexed while entertaining General Park Chung Hee of South Korea in the Yellow Oval Room on the third floor of The White House, where the General appears to have presented the President and his wife with a box of second-hand clothes!!!!!!!!!!!LOL!!!!!!!!!! As Mrs. Onassis spent most of her adult life from the moment of John F. Kennedy's ascendancy to The White House, as THE most famous woman in the world, I have often been crtical and bored by such books by their useage of limited and banal imagery...but not here, Mr. Mulvaney has clearly made the effort to access many new images for the public to consider her, for which I thank him, and hope he is not the last author to do so, allowing the viewer to look upon Mrs. Onassis in terms of the numerous wardrobe changes she made throughout a given day, by breaking-down her wardrobe and the book into appropriate chapters highlighting the different categories of dress underscoring and relevant to her life and living experience. While the focus, is once more, upon her White House wardobe he does address prior and and post-White house creations, though not with equal measure...perhaps, someone in the future will...however, he does something which no one else has ever done, he gives not only comment but photographis evidence of Mrs. Onassis' few style mistakes and errors in judgement...including: a radiant Mrs. Onassis replete with a tea stain in The White House no less; also, a white satin gown which she appears to have borrowed which is clearly more than ill-fitting; a weird ensemble she wore in the late 1970's which horror of horrors sports-that style no no-shoulder pads under the sheer silk chiffon blouse/jacket she is wearing and are visible; along with an ugly plaid hat she wore while in The White House are rather a few examples of course, and don't serve to alter the seemlessness of her style. ALL in all, a VERY fun and engaging addition to anyone's library, especially serving as an overview for those later and newer generations lacking an appreciation of the importance of genuine grace, elegance, style, and individuality. In my view a future hybrid of 'Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years' with 'Jackie: The Clothes of Camelot' would be...Perfection

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