A Letter From The Publisher: Jan. 20, 1961

COVERING the Kennedy campaign in the Wisconsin primary last April, TIME Washington Correspondent Anne Chamberlin wore black tights under her skirt—the sort of couture that back in 1940 earned her a full-page picture in a national magazine as "the worst-dressed girl in Vassar" (a portrait later published in a book entitled The Revolt of American Women). Her fellow reporters on the Wisconsin hustings—mostly male—taunted her about the costume, but the principal subject of her reportage, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, who is one of the best-dressed women in the world, took a different view. "She...

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