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Jacqueline Kennedy Detailed Oleg Cassini Ledger of Fabric Samples, Including Poignant Entries Before and After Assassination
1960. <p>Jacqueline Kennedy Detailed Oleg Cassini Ledger of Fabric Samples and Datelines, Including Poignant Entries Before and After Assasination<br><br>Perfect and important red banking ledger book, created by Oleg Cassini's staff and with fabric samples kept by Joseph Boccheir, design coordinator for Oleg Cassini. 7.75" x 12.75". The first internal pages stating <i><b>"Work done for Kennedy"</b></i>. Hand paginated. Left column indicates the <i>"Work Room"</i>. The dates are located in various places, some of the entries indicate the occasion, and/or if the outfit was imaged or displayed by a magazine. Dozens of entries are recorded, many containing small fabric swatches pinned next to the entry. Approximately 50% of the book has blank pages dated shortly after the JFK assassination. Towards the back of the book begins a small set of entries for other Kennedy ladies, Princess Lee Radziwill, Mrs. Sargent Shriver, Mrs. Ted Kennedy, Mrs. Stephen Smith, (Stephen Smith played an active role in JFK's 1960 presidential campaign, and was working as Kennedy's campaign manager for re-election in 1964), among a few others.<br><br>Approximately 17 pages all devoted to model sessions for Mrs. Kennedy's designs, accomplished in pencil, pen and with annotations in red ink noting the designs rejected, or noting when they were worn. A remarkable log of Cassini's workroom as Camelot thrived. <br><br>In 1961, Jacqueline Kennedy asked fashion designer Oleg Cassini to be her personal courtier. It was an appropriately high-profile choice: Cassini … [Click Below for Full Description]
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