Lot 29KENNEDY, JACQUELINE as FIRST LADY and RADZIWILL, LEE
Double inscribed photograph to Oleg Cassini of the First Lady and Radziwill leaving the Governor's House at Peshawar, Pakistan, 1962. Vintage black and white full length photograph depicting Mrs. Kennedy and Lee Radziwill both finely dressed and escorted by Ayub Khan, President of Pakistan, in military dress and one other while leaving the Governor's House at Peshawar, Pakistan, 1962. The photograph is inscribed in ink "For Oleg - Who made us the two best dressed women in Asia/Jackie" and "For Oleg - Au revoir Givenchy, Bonjour Cassini! Lee". Housed in original gilt frame. The photograph 9 1/8 x 11 1/8 inches. Photograph laid to board, minor creases, the inscriptions dark.
Jacqueline Kennedy took many foreign trips as First Lady both with and without her husband, more than any previous First Lady. This included her March 1962 tour of India and Pakistan with her sister and fellow fashion icon Lee Radziwill. The two were accompanied by White House photographer Cecil Stoughton who likely captured this rare image of the group walking away from the Governor's House, led confidently by Mrs. Kennedy in full stride. In the inscription both women comment on the fashions prepared for them by Cassini for the official visit: Mrs. Kennedy notes that the two were the best dressed in Asia while Radziwill bids farewell to her sister's previous French designer Hubert de Givenchy in favor of the new looks provided by Oleg Cassini.
C Estate of Oleg Cassini, 19th Street Townhouse, New York
Sold for $1,063
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