Jackie: The Clothes of Camelot

Jackie: The Clothes of Camelot

by Jay Mulvaney
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Jackie: The Clothes of Camelot 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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...
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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...
Anonymous 29 days ago
Interesting details about her style.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
(He told me to come for a threesome)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She dleeps on the bed, nak<_>ed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks in
Guest More than 1 year ago
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