Historical Fiction / Karen / Literary Fiction

The Pink Suit by N. M. Kelby

download (4)On November 22, 1963, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy accompanied her husband to Dallas, Texas wearing a Chanel-style pink suit. She was still wearing that blood-stained suit when she accompanied her husband’s body back to Washington D. C. hours later. This novel is about the people that created that infamous suit.

In the early 1960s, Chez Ninon was a well known, fashionable boutique in New York City. This is where Jackie Kennedy now buys her clothes after being criticized in the media for spending too much money on French designers. The story is really about the workers that painstakingly copied these designs into perfect garments for one of the most photographed women in the world and got absolutely no recognition for their efforts.

The Pink Suit is a fascinating portrayal of not just this one shop, but the mood of the 1960s in general and particularly all things Camelot.

Karen

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