A Thousand Days of Magic

A Thousand Days of Magic

Dressing Jacqueline Kennedy for the White House

Book - 1995
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There are moments in history where events converge to create something rare and special. Jacqueline Kennedy's selection of Oleg Cassini to design her personal wardrobe as First Lady was one of those moments, not only in fashion history, but political history as well. As creator of the "Jackie look", Cassini made the First Lady one of the best-dressed women in the world and a glamourous icon of the Kennedy era. For the first time, Oleg Cassini offers a fascinating and comprehensive view of his role as Jackie's personal couturier. His international background allowed him to fit comfortably into the Kennedy political dynasty, and offered him unprecedented access to both Jackie and John Kennedy as a designer and a trusted friend. From the details of his long-standing friendship with the Kennedy family to 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. Cassini's original sketches are 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.
Publisher: New York : Rizzoli International, 1995
ISBN: 0847819000 (hc)
Branch Call Number: 746.92092 CAS
Characteristics: 223 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Alternative Title: 1000 days of magic


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May 16, 2010

A good read, though I would have like more photos and less sketches. For some outfits it was hard to actually see what they looked like.


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