Jackie Onassis Said JFK “picked” her Pink Suit for Dallas, Before She Died

Jacqueline Kennedy with brother-in-law Robert F. Kennedy watch as the flag-draped coffin of President Kennedy is placed on a bier in the White House East Room.

Jacqueline Kennedy with brother-in-law Robert F. Kennedy watch as the flag-draped coffin of President Kennedy is placed on a bier in the White House East Room.

Very few articles of clothing are perhaps more famous than it. In just one still image, the sight of it carries a myriad of messages about so many aspects of not only American Culture

Jacqueline Kennedy wore her famous pink suit on numerous occasions before her husband asked her to wear it in Dallas

Jacqueline Kennedy wore her famous pink suit on numerous occasions before her husband asked her to wear it in Dallas

It is a crystallization of an historical turning point and lost hope, a media metaphor for a naiver time often misleadingly described as “innocent.” It has even served as a topic for artists to interpret and college kids to now wear as a ghoulish Halloween costume.

Visualization of the iconic pink suit being worn by Jacqueline Kennedy at the moment she was seated beside her husband, President John F. Kennedy in an open car during his motorcade ride through Dallas, Texas when he was assassinated, needs no caption for even those born long after that event.

One of the iconic images of the Kennedys arriving in Dallas.

One of the iconic images of the Kennedys arriving in Dallas.

The multitude of projections about the suit has become such a powerful symbol that it has entirely eclipsed what most people fail to realize

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