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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNIVAL OF THE ARTS, 1937

Jackie K: 1957

Jackie K: 1957

"Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, 1957." Wife of the up-and-coming young senator from Massachusetts. Medium format negative by Toni Frissell. View full size.

 

Tell 'Em What They Want To Hear

I knew a guy who was a tour guide in NYC. He told me that the highlight of any tour he conducted was him pointing to a random building anywhere in the city and then announcing that Jackie Kennedy lived there.

Before the Transformation

So interesting to see Jackie before her look was totally and stunningly transformed by the great Oleg Cassini.

 
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