The Pink Suit

The Pink Suit

A Novel

Book - 2014
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"Inspired by the true story behind Jackie Kennedy's iconic outfit, Kelby has stitched a compelling tale of politics, fashion and history."-- People

On November 22, 1963, Jacqueline Kennedy accompanied her husband to Dallas dressed in a pink Chanel-style suit. Much of her wardrobe, including the pink suit, came from the New York boutique Chez Ninon where a young Irish immigrant named Kate worked behind the scenes to meticulously craft the memorable outfits.

Kate is torn between the glamorous world of Chez Ninon and her traditional Manhattan neighborhood. Finding balance is not easy in a time when women are still expected to follow the rules. And when you're in love, it's impossible.

Kelby's luxurious narrative gives fascinating insight into the real story behind the iconic pink suit, introducing the reader to the wildly unforgettable characters that made Jackie Kennedy into the fashion icon of the century.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316235655
Characteristics: 281 pages ; 25 cm


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ArapahoeKati Feb 07, 2017

We all know about the pink suit. We all know that Mrs. Kennedy dressed impeccably. But where exactly did her clothes come from? A great historical fiction novel.

Jul 13, 2014

Some pages can get very technical: if you are into sawing, you'll enjoy them , if not, keep a dictionary handy , for ex, check what a "toile" is , an essential element in the book.
A pink novel indeed, not red ( a romance, subtle sexual contents), not white ( biting & harsh comments that will probably offend Jacqueline Kennedy 's fans & Irish Catholics).
Ms Kelby 's mastering of metaphors & symbolism is very impressive.

Jun 23, 2014

Very engrossing and filled with details. It is apparent that the author did her research.


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