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Jackie Kennedy's Own Annotated Fashion Sketch Submitted
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Jackie Kennedy's Own Annotated Fashion Sketch Submitted to Oleg Cassini

An original fashion sketch prepared by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy (1929-1994) for one of her own evening coat and gown sets, and inscribed with nearly 30 words in her hand. The sketch was submitted to Jackie's official fashion designer and sartorial guru, Oleg Cassini (1913-2006). Provenance: From the personal property of the Estate of Oleg Cassini.

The hand-drawn sketch in pen is on an oversized leaf of beige onion skin paper. Jackie has sketched an ensemble comprised of a pink and silver evening dress and matching coat. At upper left, Jackie has written: "*love top - Bow is smaller on model apparently - nice idea for evening coat - But dont want coral - maybe pink + silver". At upper right, Jackie makes a note about materials--"embroidered coral + crystal"--and makes an inset drawing of a detail of the corsage. A horizontal fold near center, else near fine. 11" x 14".

Jackie Kennedy's innate fashion sense and artistic talent made her an ideal collaborator for her official fashion designer, Oleg Cassini. Cassini had been handpicked by Jackie to become her "Secretary of Style" because he had a concrete vision of what Jackie's clothing would look like, and more importantly, what it would represent. He designed 300 outfits for Jackie between 1961-1963. Her evening gowns, day wear, suits, coats, hats, and accessories would create a distinctive "Jackie look" that would mark the reign of the new "American Queen."

Cassini's vision of Jackie coincided with her own, and the two successfully collaborated to set major worldwide fashion trends. In Jackie's wardrobe, you could find all the classic elements of 60s mod--A-line dresses in bright colors and bold patterns, strapless gowns with elbow-length gloves, tailored suits, fur-trimmed coats with oversized collars, buttons, and pockets, and of course, pillbox hats.

This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.

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Jackie Kennedy's Own Annotated Fashion Sketch Submitted

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Jun 10, 2020
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0018: Jackie Kennedy's Own Annotated Fashion Sketch Submitted

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Jackie Kennedy's Own Annotated Fashion Sketch Submitted to Oleg Cassini

An original fashion sketch prepared by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy (1929-1994) for one of her own evening coat and gown sets, and inscribed with nearly 30 words in her hand. The sketch was submitted to Jackie's official fashion designer and sartorial guru, Oleg Cassini (1913-2006). Provenance: From the personal property of the Estate of Oleg Cassini.

The hand-drawn sketch in pen is on an oversized leaf of beige onion skin paper. Jackie has sketched an ensemble comprised of a pink and silver evening dress and matching coat. At upper left, Jackie has written: "*love top - Bow is smaller on model apparently - nice idea for evening coat - But dont want coral - maybe pink + silver". At upper right, Jackie makes a note about materials--"embroidered coral + crystal"--and makes an inset drawing of a detail of the corsage. A horizontal fold near center, else near fine. 11" x 14".

Jackie Kennedy's innate fashion sense and artistic talent made her an ideal collaborator for her official fashion designer, Oleg Cassini. Cassini had been handpicked by Jackie to become her "Secretary of Style" because he had a concrete vision of what Jackie's clothing would look like, and more importantly, what it would represent. He designed 300 outfits for Jackie between 1961-1963. Her evening gowns, day wear, suits, coats, hats, and accessories would create a distinctive "Jackie look" that would mark the reign of the new "American Queen."

Cassini's vision of Jackie coincided with her own, and the two successfully collaborated to set major worldwide fashion trends. In Jackie's wardrobe, you could find all the classic elements of 60s mod--A-line dresses in bright colors and bold patterns, strapless gowns with elbow-length gloves, tailored suits, fur-trimmed coats with oversized collars, buttons, and pockets, and of course, pillbox hats.

This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.

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