Jacqueline Kennedy at the Palace of Versailles. Fifty years ago, from May 31 to June 16, 1961, a world leader’s wife found herself transformed into a world Icon in her own right. Many attributed the rare status to the night of June 1, when she glided in a cape past the illuminated gardens and fountains at the Palace of Versailles and sailed into the Hall of Mirrors in a glamorous evening gown to assume her seat at the table of history. After her palace premier, growing masses of fans cheered her as she toured in little hats and bright-colored dresses through Vienna and London. By
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