Jackie Kennedy's personal letters sold at auction
Fascinating insight of the fashion icon
Jacqueline Kennedy's letters to Bergdorf Goodman's personal shopper Marita O'Connor have been sold at auction for $24,700, to undisclosed buyers, at John McInnis Auctioneers in Massachusetts.
The letters - both typed and written in Jackie's own hand including illustrations, tear sheets and swatches detailing very specific requests - explore the former First Lady's style tendencies, starting from before the White House and trailing into the Onassis years.
"She's asking for specific things," McInnis Auctioneer appraiser, Dan Meader, said, "for both the Inauguration Day, and then for the next four years. She wasn't going to be able to do things the way she used to." In one of the letters, Jackie states her need for a 'personal shopper.' It was Jackie who actually coined this term.