RADZIWILL, LEE Autograph letter signed to Oleg Cassini written from Pakistan while on official visit with the First Lady.
Karachi, Pakistan: 26 March 1962. Four page autograph letter in blue ink signed "Lee", written on two sheets of "President's House/Karachi" stationery. 6 3/4 x 4 1/4 inches. Rust mark from paperclip, short closed tear to margin of second leaf.
In spring of 1962, Mrs. Kennedy and her sister Lee Radziwill made an official visit to India and Pakistan. The trip was a whirlwind tour and the two were welcomed by crowds and photographed constantly, greatly enhancing American relations in those countries. Here Radziwill writes that the trip was a "tremendous success ... all your clothes were an absolute dream." She jokingly continues that the clothes made for the trip "are now all in a rather pathetic condition after 3 weeks of 1 night stands and well worn! ... It seemed that 'Oleg Cassini' were the words heard most often by the Indians & Pakistanis & they'll be expecting you out there to redesign their saris!"
C Estate of Oleg Cassini, 19th Street Townhouse, New York
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