The future president of the United States, John F. Kennedy, and the journalist Jacqueline Lee Bouvier were married on September 12, 1953. Jacqueline ordered the dress from the famous fashion designer Ann Lowe, but one detail was inherited by the bride from her mother.

The wedding gown for Jacqueline and the bridesmaids' dresses were sewn by Ann Lowe, a very popular fashion designer among the elite, and JFK's father closely watched all the stages of creating the dresses. It is not known if Jackie liked the result, or if she just agreed with her father-in-law. But the bride looked great - a real princess from a fairy tale.

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Lowe's wedding dress was made of ivory taffeta, which took 45 meters of fabric. The portrait neckline emphasized Jacqueline's graceful neck, the bodice hugged her slender figure, and the skirt was decorated with intertwined ribbons and tiny wax flowers. Little did anyone know that it took only five days to make, because shortly before the wedding a pipe burst in Ann's studio and the first dress was hopelessly ruined.

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The dress was complemented by an elegant accessory - a vintage airy veil, which was a family heirloom, passed down from generation to generation since 1903. Jacqueline's grandmother first wore it to a wedding, followed by her daughters and then Jackie herself. The veil looked so impressive that the security staff nicknamed Mrs. Kennedy "Lace".

Except that Caroline, Jacqueline's daughter, flatly refused to wear the veil when it came time for her wedding. The girl would not explain, but rumor had it that she believed that after Kennedy's assassination it could only bring bad luck. Perhaps Caroline was right: Lee, Jacqueline's sister, who dared to wear the veil, had been married three times and divorced three times.

Caroline Kennedy wedding dress. Source:


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