Monday, May 19, 2014

The Pink Suit: A Novel by Nicole Mary Kelby

The Pink Suit is a novel based upon Jackie Kennedy's iconic pink suit.

Kate is an, Irish seamstress working for Chez Ninon, at New York fashion house. This is the fashion house that was commissioned to make the pink suit that Jackie  Kennedy wore on that fateful day in, November of 1963. 

Kate has been making the first lady's wardrobe long enough to know where every single pleat and tuck belongs. You don't have to have been alive ( I wasn't) when JFK was assasinated to appreciate the iconic photos and video taken of Mrs Kennedy on that dark day in America's history.

The story of the Pink Suit and Kate's life is unique on that it focus on the clothing and the life of a seamstress that never got to me the first lady despite creating her wardrobe.  You don't have to be a seamstress or understand the basic concepts of sewing to see the dresses and fabrics come to life.

Very few items become iconic and are remembered for generations ---- but this one suit --- this pink suit has a life of its own. The suit that has been seared into the minds of millions of people has its own story to tell and Kelby tells is story with love.

Grade: A


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