A Thousand Days of Magic: Dressing Jacqueline Kennedy for the White House

A Thousand Days of Magic: Dressing Jacqueline Kennedy for the White House

by Oleg Cassini

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Overview

A gorgeously revised edition of this fashion favorite book, which combines Cassini’s memoirs of working closely with Jacqueline Kennedy during her brief White House years, his fashion philosophies and ideas, and the iconography of the early 1960s style and energy of the Kennedy years. Jacqueline Kennedy’s selection of Oleg Cassini to design her personal wardrobe as First Lady was not only fashion history, but political history as well. As the creator of the "Jackie look," Cassini made the First Lady one of the best-dressed women in the world and a glamorous icon of the Kennedy era. During the 1000 days of the Kennedy administration, Cassini designed over 300 outfits for Jackie Kennedy—coats, dresses, evening gowns, suits, and day wear—and coordinated every aspect of her wardrobe, from shoes and hats to gloves and handbags. In this book, Cassini offers a fascinating and comprehensive view of his role as Jackie’s personal couturier, a position that allowed him unprecedented access to both Jackie and John Kennedy as a designer and a trusted friend. From the details of his first meetings with the First Lady to his thoughts on Jackie’s clothes and their legacy, Cassini’s recollections are far-ranging and informative. Also included are Cassini's original sketches accompanied by 200 color and black-and-white photographs of the First Lady as she tours India, France, England, and Italy, shows off the White House, and hosts state dinners and family gatherings. Public moments as well as private ones capture the great elegance and charm of one of the most admired and emulated women in the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780847841837
Publisher: Rizzoli
Publication date: 04/28/2015
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 215,532
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Oleg Cassini has designed for such legendary twentieth-century icons as Rita Hayworth, Grace Kelly, and Marilyn Monroe. He is the author of In My Own Fashion

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A Thousand Days of Magic: Dressing Jacqueline Kennedy for the White House 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw this book for the first time in the library and spent hours poring over it. It really is a breathtaking collection of both Cassini and Kennedy's style. After thinking about it for years, I finally bought it and haven't regretted it since.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is for anyone who likes the glamorous fashions worn by Jackie Kennedy in the White House. The perfect coffeee table book to leave out for others to admire. This book is definitly worth the money. PLEASE E-MAIL ME ABOUT JACKIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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