Letters: Jun. 16, 1961

The Conquest of Europe


A salute for your straight reporting of Mrs. Kennedy's costumes on her trip abroad. Thank heavens she has enough respect for herself, her position and country to undertake the most tiresome chore of fittings, hairdressers, etc. Selecting something "off the rack" and pin-curling her hair before retiring would have been less bothersome. Regarding her purchase of a French costume, it was a fine diplomatic gesture toward an ally who has proved most difficult. And lest we forget, Jackie's clothes did not make her; she enhanced them.




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