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Jacqueline Kennedy wore an off-white sleeveless gown of silk chiffon over peau d’ange to the 1961 inaugural balls. Its strapless bodice under the chiffon covering is encrusted with brilliants and embroidered with silver thread. Ethel Frankau of Bergdorf Custom Salon designed and made the dress based on sketches and suggestions from Mrs. Kennedy. It was worn with a matching cape

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Jacqueline Kennedy’s Inaugural Gown, 1961

Jacqueline Kennedy wearing a red wool suit 1961

Jacqueline Kennedy’s Inaugural Gown, Off-white sleeveless gown of silk chiffon over peau d’ange. Its strapless bodice under the chiffon covering is encrusted with brilliants and embroidered with silver thread. Ethel Frankau of Bergdorf Custom Salon designed and made the dress based on sketches and suggestions from Mrs. Kennedy. It was worn with a matching cape (not displayed).

Jacqueline and John Kennedy leaving for the inaugural balls, 1961

First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s Inaugural Gown, 1961 designed by Ethel Frankau of Bergdorf Custom Salon based on sketches and suggestions from Mrs. Kennedy.