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These photos give a wonderful context to the clothes, and it's clear that Jackie's carriage and persona injected life into these garments--which sometimes appear markedly different from what one might deduce as each item's "personality" when simply viewing it alone. For example, a pale cream embroidered silk Givenchy evening gown looks dull and somewhat dowdy when seen alone, but the accompanying photograph of Jackie wearing it while cuddling a newborn John Kennedy Jr. transforms the dress into something feminine and timeless. Or a very simple, innocently pretty pink shantung evening gown by Guy Douvier becomes arrestingly sexy when she wears it with nothing but white gloves and a Palm Beach tan. Contextualizing and interpreting Kennedy's style is an important part of this book. Featured are essays on Jackie and her effect on the world of style by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., Kennedy friend Rachel Lambert Mellon, and the book's author and Vogue editor at large, Hamish Bowles. Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years accompanies an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. --Marisa Lencioni, Amazon.co.uk
This is an exquisite book with fabulous photographs and text about one of our most elegant First Ladies.Published 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
THIS BOOK IS SO ENJOYABLE
I'M EVEN GOING TO HAVE THE DRESS ON THE COVER MADE TO WARE TO A SHOW
THAT STYLE THAT FLAIR THAT CLASS
ITS ME ALL THE WAY
Beautiful photos of Jackie's fashion with detailed info about each one. It's a large book that is enjoyable to browse through. I am very happy that I ordered this book. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Nhester