Item #6495 In the Russian Style. Jacqueline Onassis, Audrey Kennett, introduction.

In the Russian Style. Edited by Jacqueline Onassis

New York: The Viking Press, 1976. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher’s photo-illustrated stiff paper wraps.

Jacqueline Onassis’s monograph on the fashion and aesthetics of the Russian monarchy in history, cataloging palaces, portraits, furnishings, and clothes owned by members of the Imperial Court from 1700 to 1900 under the tsars. After being widowed for the second time in 1976, the former first lady joined forces with family friend and Viking Press publisher Thomas Guinzburg to publish the current volume and Inventive Paris Clothes in 1977, both accompanying exhibitions at the Met’s Costume Institute. In the fall of '77, Onassis infamously resigned from her editorial position at Viking due to the press’s contract to publish Shall We Tell the President?, a novel written by former British M.P. Jeffrey Archer which involves a plot to assassinate a fictional American president based on Ted Kennedy. Opens with an introduction by British journalist and former member of England’s Design Council Audrey Kennett. Illustrated throughout with color and black-and-white plates; with bibliography. Published simultaneously in hardcover and paperback (as here). Light edgewear. Near fine. Item #6495


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