Synopses & Reviews
With essays by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., Rachel Lambert Mellon, and Hamish Bowles.
This beautifully illustrated book celebrates the fortieth anniversary of Jacqueline Kennedy's emergence as America's first lady and explores her enduring global influence on style and fashion.
An in-depth look at the clothes and the era demonstrates how Jacqueline Kennedy became the beacon of style, whose legacy is still with us today. This book presents a selection of gowns, suits, dresses, and accessories from the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum against a backdrop of personal notes, artifacts, and anecdotes provided by such White House insiders as historian Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. and horticulturist and friend of the first lady, Rachel Lambert Mellon.
Combining original and new photography, the volume presents images of the first lady that have rarely been seen, as well as photographs that have become a part of the national consciousness. This unique perspective on the Kennedy White House years reveals the impact Jacqueline Kennedy had on the world, on America's vision of itself, and on the role played by the first lady in the life of the nation.
This book accompanies a major exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, from May through July 2001. The show will travel to the John F. Kennedy Library and museum in Boston as well as to the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
"No matter, because each of the bloodless specimen photographs is accompanied by pictures of Jackie actually wearing the clothes, and my God she looks sensational. Every piece is transformed. The Oleg Cassini suits, whose dimensions (enormous buttons, huge pockets) make them look slightly childish on the mannequins, assume the most sophisticated proportions when set in the context of vast tarmacs and high-ceilinged staterooms." Caitlin Flanagan, Atlantic Monthly
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Published in conjunction with a major exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, this revealing book celebrates the 40th anniversary of Jacqueline Kennedy's coming to prominence as America's First Lady and explores her enduring influence on style and fashion. 150 photos, many in color.
This volume celebrates the 40th anniversary of Jacqueline Kennedy's emergence as America's First Lady and explores her enduring influence on style. Featuring 80 gowns, suits and accessories from those housed at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, it presents them against a historical backdrop.
This illustrated volume celebrates the 40th anniversary of Jacqueline Kennedy's emergence as America's First Lady and explores her enduring global influence on style and fashion.
About the Author
Hamish Bowles is European Editor-at-Large, Vogue, and Curator of the exhibition, "Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years." Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. is a Pulitzer-Prize winning historian and author of books including A Thousand Days, a study of the Kennedy White House. He was an aide in the Kennedy White House. Rachael Mellon???