That bombshell, so very Fifties pink number with a splash of 2,000 rhinestones was by Nettie Rosenstein for Mamie Eisenhower, 1953. Yes, it was the postwar New Look but the small waisted, poufy dance skirt silhouette that required corsets and petticoats could have been worn in 1889 if Mrs. Benjamin Harrison had been a hotter babe.
A more moderh Camelot Chic arrived with Jackie Kennedy. Rumored to have a $100,000 clothing allowance, the First Lady loved French couture and used the atelier of Bergdorf Goodman to make her clothes. Though Oleg Cassini took credit for her “American” wardrobe, her most iconic pieces (like her 1961 Inaugural Costume) was actually designed by Hubert Givenchy, Audrey Hepburn’s fave, who was French.