Kennedy Fashion Sketches Auctioned Off In New York

Jacqueline Kennedy Fashion Sketches Being Auctioned in New York 🗒🖊


Original Oleg Cassini designs including original fabric swatches and handwritten feedback from Kennedy will be offered Tuesday at Doyle’s.

Jacqueline Kennedy often worked directly with designer Oleg Cassini on her wardrobe as First Lady of the United States, which helped shape her iconic early Sixties look.

“We have everything from small sketches on tracing paper all the way to larger, more finished color drawings on illustration boards,” explains Peter Costanzo, senior vice president of estate and appraisal services at Doyle’s. “Jackie would receive them, write on them and return them. She was very involved in the selection of fabric, cuts and the [overall] look.”

Kennedy’s handwritten feedback includes notes like “change to classic Givenchy top — see my Versailles dress,” “no mink” and “make sure skirt is not too slinky.” The First Lady wore some of these designs on state visits with President Kennedy to France and Canada and on the September 1961 cover of Life Magazine.

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