Thursday, March 4, 2010
I came across this the other day, and am still pretty excited about it. I was reading about Jacqueline Kennedy's style, which was created primarily as a careful collaboration between her and Oleg Cassini. They wanted her to be a trend-setter, with every style she wore being fresh, and something never seen on anyone else first. The result was a style that is still instantly recognizable as Jackie.
Next, look at this pattern, which is McCall's 8332, from 1968, and is totally hot. I have a soft spot for bows anyway, but a cutout back? Love it. And the McCall's patterns from this particular time period have always been particularly attractive to me, and a lot of other people, because they are so glam. Then I realized why.
Same dress. Created by Oleg Cassini, and worn by none other than Jacqueline Kennedy.
I love it when I find a connection between a pattern and an ad, or a catalog, but this is the kind of thing that makes me do the happy dance. The only question is why the dress was being worn during the pre-1964 years of Camelot, and the dress pattern wasn't published till 1968.
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