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Autograph letter signed to Oleg Cassini.
Washington: 25 January 1962 (date from postmark). Two page autograph letter in blue ink signed "Jackie", written on the recto and verso of one sheet of "The White House/Washington" stationery, accompanied by the original mailing envelope. 8 x 5 inches. Rust stain from paper clip to upper margin and envelope, small loss to paper at upper left margin likely where removed from pad, usual folds.
In this letter, the First Lady prepares for her official visit to India writing "It turns out India is so hot one has to change clothes about 3 times a day ... " and requests washable dresses from his new collection. The second page of the letter regards "a lovely idea for an evening dress sometime - You must see Les Derniere Annees a Marienbad - All Chanel-ish chiffons - I saw a picture of Bardot in one - in Match or Elle - in black but mine could be red" and provides a small drawing wearing the dress of her design.

C Estate of Oleg Cassini, 19th Street Townhouse, New York

Sold for $1,500
Estimate $2,000-3,000

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