Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis's Letters to Designers Will Be Auctioned Off This Saturday
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is, without a doubt, an eternal style icon. From the pillbox hats she wore like a designer crown to the gorgeous evening gowns she wowed the nation with, the former first lady's style is often imitated but never duplicated. If you've ever wondered about the thought process that went into her always-impeccable ensembles, now may be your chance to find out. Letters from Kennedy Onassis to the former director of Carolina Herrera, Bill Hamilton, will be auctioned off this Saturday in Palm Beach, Fla.
The letters, which are part of a larger auction titled "Modern Design, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Ephemera, and Luxury Accessories," include sketches Jackie O. sent to Hamilton. Also up for auction are letters she sent to her interior designer Richard Keith Langham, photographs of the Kennedys in Palm Beach, a The White House book from 1987 with an inscription from Onassis to Langham, and the interior designer's copy of the Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis In Memoriam book.
All in all, 18 different lots pertaining to the former first lady will be up for auction, with each expected to go for between $800 and $1,200. The live auction will take place this Saturday, Jan. 17 at 12:00 p.m. at Palm Beach Modern Auctions in Palm Beach, Fla. Head over to palmbeachmodernauctions.com for more info and to place your online bid now.