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  • Jacqueline Kennedy Fashion Slideshow

    While in India, Jacqueline met Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, wearing a neat sleeveless dress with the 17", 3-strand faux pearl necklace, designed for her by Kenneth Jay Lane. She wore these pearls with many of her ensembles throughout her term as first lady. They were widely copied and women everywhere wore knock-offs of her faux strands.
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  • Jacqueline Kennedy Fashion Slideshow

    Jacqueline Kennedy seemed to have an uncanny sense of her audience, when it came to fashion. In India and Pakistan she wore bright, feminine colors. <p><a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Jacqueline_Kennedy/" target="external">Watch the two-hour Diane Sawyer Special "Jacqueline Kennedy: In Her Own Words" Tuesday 13 at 9:00 p.m. ET on ABC</a></p>
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  • Jacqueline Kennedy Fashion Slideshow

    "She used the modernity of fashion to imply that her husband's administration was young, modern and forward thinking,'' said Valerie Steele , fashion historian and director and chief curator of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology. The Kennedys are pictured at a White House dinner hosted in honor of French novelist André Malraux.
    Cecil Stoughton, White House/John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, Boston
  • Jacqueline Kennedy Fashion Slideshow

    Straying from her more demure pillbox hats, on a trip to Mexico with the president in summer of 1962, Jacqueline Kennedy wore a larger hat that might be a fashionable take on the sombrero. <p><a href="http://abcn.ws/nUqXjP " target="external">Click here to read "Jacqueline Kennedy: In Her Own Words"</a></p>
    Cecil Stoughton, White House/John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, Boston
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