jacqueline kennedy pink suit and pillbox hat
On Nov. 22, 1963, the fateful day of John F. Kennedy's assassination, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy famously wore a pink suit, accessorized with a matching pillbox hat. And in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of JFK's inauguration this month, Boston's John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum mounted a display featuring a treasure trove of Kennedy artifacts. But the first lady's iconic Chez Ninon suit and pillbox hat -- immortalized on websites and History Channel programs -- aren't part of the show.
At the request of erstwhile first daughter Caroline Kennedy, her late mother's Dallas suit won't be on public display until the year 2103, reports the Los Angeles Times' Faye Fiore. Until then, the National Archives and Records Administration is storing the clothes in a dark, window-less, temperature-controlled bunker at the agency's complex in Maryland. According to people who have seen it, the jacket was never washed and still retains the look of a brand new article of clothing -- except, of course, for the stains from the blood of the fallen president.Read More »from Jackie Kennedy artifacts missing from JFK inauguration anniversary exhibit