A THOUSAND DAYS OF MAGIC: DRESSING JACQUELINE KENNEDY FOR THE WHITE HOUSE. Oleg Cassini.

A THOUSAND DAYS OF MAGIC: DRESSING JACQUELINE KENNEDY FOR THE WHITE HOUSE.

New York: Rizzoli, 1995.

First Edition. Signed by Author. First edition. Hardcover, oversized and overweight. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY OLEG CASSINI, Creator of the "Jackie look". An elegant addition to any coffee-table, filled with colour and black and white photographs and illustrations and a fascinating account of the Camelot era.

"Jacqueline Kennedy’s selection of Oleg Cassini to design her personal wardrobe as First Lady was not only fashion history, but political history as well. As the creator of the "Jackie look," Cassini made the First Lady one of the best-dressed women in the world and a glamorous icon of the Kennedy era. During the 1000 days of the Kennedy administration, Cassini designed over 300 outfits for Jackie Kennedy—coats, dresses, evening gowns, suits, and day wear—and coordinated every aspect of her wardrobe, from shoes and hats to gloves and handbags. In this book, Cassini offers a fascinating and comprehensive view of his role as Jackie’s personal couturier, a position that allowed him unprecedented access to both Jackie and John Kennedy as a designer and a trusted friend. From the details of 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. Also included are Cassini's original sketches 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. Public moments as well as private ones capture the great elegance and charm of one of the most admired and emulated women in the world." (from dust jacket)

Black stamped (signature) cloth hardcover boards with gilt lettering on spine. Slight signs of wear on dust jacket. 224 pages.

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Item #33066    Price: US$220.00