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Jacqueline Kennedy, The White House Years: Selections from the John F. Kennedy Library & Museum

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This illustrated volume celebrates the 40th anniversary of Jacqueline Kennedy's emergence as America's First Lady and explores her enduring global influence on style and fashion.
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published May 13th 2001 by Bulfinch (first published May 1st 2001)
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Patrice
Dec 28, 2016 Patrice rated it it was amazing
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No one dresses like Mrs. Kennedy did. Gorgeous!
Tayla
May 15, 2007 Tayla rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone interested in fashion/the Kennedys
This is an exquisite book with remarkable photos capturing Jacqueline Kennedy's time on her husband's campaigns and in the White House. The accompanying text is well written and an interesting read, and even includes copies of some handwritten notes from Jackie to her milliner and some of her frequently used designers. The true attraction, though, is the photography. The book was companion to an exhibit at the JFK Library of the same name and the clothes are wonderful reminders of a brief era of ...more
Autumn
May 26, 2011 Autumn rated it really liked it
This was an enjoyable book. There were a few dresses that i really liked. I was surprised to see how many sleeveless dresses she wore. I do not remember seeing that many sleeveless photos, over the years. The sad part is that Mrs. Kennedy will be remembered for what she wore, not who she was or what she accomplished.
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I have always admired Jacqueline Kennedy and it was fun to read this book in anticipation of visiting the White House. We didn't make it onto a tour but Kristy and I visited the White House Historical Society gift shop and I bought the book Jackie first published.
Hdmsisk
Oct 17, 2011 Hdmsisk rated it it was amazing
I did not read this book, I skimmed it and looked at the pictures reading only what was interesting to me. It was pages and pages of pictures of Jackie's clothes. They were beautiful. It made me long for these clothes to still be in style.
Kathie H
Aug 22, 2007 Kathie H rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
I saw the exhibit of Jackie's clothes at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington DC. I was moved to tears. This book is fabulous. If you're a fashionista, you will pore over this book. Jackie was truly an original.
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Feb 19, 2016 Monicaaa rated it liked it
Shelves: history
This book contains information about the thought process Jackie Kennedy used when picking out her wardrobe, the reasons she chose what she chose. A lot of thought goes into the wardrobe of a First Lady, and this book shows exactly what this first lady wanted to show by wearing what she wore.
Joy
Feb 22, 2008 Joy rated it really liked it
This book is a fashion show of sorts, with photos and descriptions of Jacqueline Kennedy's wardrobe during her husband's presidency. Beautiful!
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Hamish Bowles is European editor at large for Vogue and editor in chief of Vogue Living. He was curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 2001 Costume Institute exhibition, “Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years.” He lives in New York, London, and Paris.
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