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The Pink Suit (Electronic book text, Digital original)
The Pink Suit (Electronic book text, Digital original): Nicole Mary Kelby
The Pink Suit (Electronic book text, Digital original): Nicole Mary Kelby

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The Pink Suit (Electronic book text, Digital original)

Nicole Mary Kelby

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On 22 November 1963, Jacqueline Kennedy accompanied her husband to Dallas, Texas, wearing a pink suit that was one of his favourites. But as Jackie was greeted by ecstatic crowds that sunny morning, nobody could have dreamt just how iconic the suit would soon become. In The Pink Suit, Nicole Mary Kelby has written a novel imagining the life of the garment that became emblematic of the moment the American Dream turned to ashes. Kate is an Irish seamstress working in the back room at Chez Ninon, an exclusive Manhattan atelier entrusted with creating much of Jackie's wardrobe. Kate and the First Lady share roots in rural Ireland, and although their lives could not be more different, Kate honours their connection by using the muslin toiles for each piece she sews for Mrs Kennedy to fashion an identical garment - in a different fabric - for her own niece. Then comes the terrible day that pictures of Kate's handiwork, splashed with the president's blood, are beamed all over the world. The Pink Suit is a fascinating novel about politics, fashion, history and the people who have a hand in it - from the backrooms of a Manhattan dressmaker's to the Blue Room at the White House.


Imprint: Virago Press Ltd
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: April 2014
Authors: Nicole Mary Kelby
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 288
Edition: Digital original
ISBN-13: 978-1-4055-2877-1
Barcode: 9781405528771
Categories: Promotions
LSN: 1-4055-2877-X

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