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"Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years—Selections from the John F.
Kennedy Library and Museum"
2001-05-01 until 2001-07-29
Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, NY,
To mark the fortieth anniversary of her emergence
as America's first lady and explore her enduring
global influence on style, the Metropolitan
Museum's Costume Institute celebrates Jacqueline
Kennedy with an unprecedented special exhibition
of her iconic fashions. Some eighty original
costumes and accessories from the collection of the
John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston
are on view, featuring clothing worn by Jacqueline
Kennedy on the campaign trail, during the
inaugural festivities, at the White House itself,
and on state visits around the world.
Among the many highlights are the celebrated
pillbox hat and fawn coat Mrs. Kennedy wore for
the inaugural ceremonies on the steps of the
Capitol; the regal ivory satin gown she wore to the
pre-Inaugural Gala; the beaded evening gown in
which she dazzled Nikita Khrushchev; and the red
wool suit she wore for her televised Valentine's
Day tour of the White House. Also included are
documents and objects associated with Mrs.
Kennedy's work on White House restoration,
historic preservation, and the arts.
The exhibition is made possible by L'Oréal.
Additional support has been provided by Condé
Nast. The exhibition was organized by The
Metropolitan Museum of Art and the John F.
Kennedy Library and Museum.
Jacqueline Kennedy and hersister,
Lee Radziwill, during a daytime boat ride
Pichola, Udaipur, India,
John F. Kennedy Library and