Lot #50
Jacqueline Kennedy's Black Wool Jacket

Gorgeous custom-made black wool coat from Jacqueline Kennedy's wardrobe
 
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Estimate: $15000+

Description

Gorgeous custom-made black wool coat from Jacqueline Kennedy's wardrobe

Jacqueline Kennedy's personally-owned black wool bouclé swing coat, lined in black silk satin. The well-crafted three-quarter-length swing jacket boasts a wide shawl collar and large jet buttons on each cuff. The hand-stitched seams and absence of tags suggest that the piece was professionally designed and custom-made to Jackie's taste and specifications.

Provenance: Lot #117, Documents and Artifacts Relating to the Life and Career of John F. Kennedy, Guernsey’s, March 18-19, 1998. Accompanied by the original auction catalog.

As first lady, Jacqueline Kennedy became an icon of American fashion in the 20th century. Her simple—yet sophisticated—taste and inclination toward practical pieces endeared her to the public at large. She would have looked effortlessly chic in this timeless black coat. Epitomizing the grace and elegance of Jacqueline Kennedy's iconic style, it is an ideal piece from the first lady's personal wardrobe.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Sports
  • Dates: #614 - Ended August 11, 2021