JFK and Jaqueline's wedding Photo Exhibition
Comes in Italy “The Kennedy Years” the special exhibition on the most stylish presidential couple of all time.
A luxury Photographic exhibition at Milan Francais Institute about the wedding of wedding of Jacqueline Lee Bouvier and John Fitzgerald Kennedy on the occasion of the 65th wedding anniversary.
65 years after the seal of this iconic union - broken in 1963 by the murder of John F. Kennedy - the Institut Français of Milan pays homage to the couple with an exhibition: The Kennedy Years.
The exhibition called “The Kennedy Years” it’s a tribute to marriage that made people dream not only of America but of the whole world.
A story of a myth, curated by Frédéric Lecomte-Dieu, one of the most important biographers of the Kennedy family.
A true story illustrated through over 160 photographs coming mainly from the Kennedy archives.
Next to the images, the exhibition presents the only existing reproduction of the wedding dress by Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (made with over 4 km of thread), signed by the designer Ann Lowe and still considered one of the icons of fashion history.
September 12, 1953. In Newport, Rhode Island, the wedding of the year is celebrated: the one between Jacqueline Lee Bouvier and John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
She is 24 years old, comes from a wealthy New York family of European descent and works as a reporter at The Washington Times.
He is 35 years old, he has equally wealthy parents and is dedicated to politics as a Massachusetts senator.
Shortly thereafter, in 1960, they will become the youngest (and most stylish) presidential couple that the United States of America has ever known.
A powerful and cultured couple, charismatic and refined, able to charm the masses with their discrete and aristocratic charm, representing a new American dream made of culture and ideals to share.
160 photographs (many of which unpublished) from the Kennedy archives, including the shots of the family trips to Italy, from Milan to Venice, passing through Rome and Capri.
Highlights of the route will however be two icon objects.
First of all a faithful reproduction of Jackie Kennedy's wedding dress: a model of (50 meters of) ivory-colored silk taffeta imagined for the future first lady by Ann Lowe, the first African-American fashion designer to be celebrated by the fashion universe .
Secondly, a chicca décor: an original rocking chair by John F. Kennedy, who owned one in every place he frequented to converse, read and reflect (but also to alleviate the back problems that accompanied him throughout his life ).
A journey through photography and history, costume and politics, to relive the (short) romance of the most glamorous presidential couple ever.
Exhibition title: The Kennedy Year
Location: Francais Institute, Milan
Curators: Frédéric Lecomte-Dieu
Dates: until October 13, 2018
Info and tickets: www.institutfrancais.it