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Jackie O's Penned Palm Beach Fashion Letters Sold for $28,400

Photo: Getty
Photo: Getty

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Penned letters by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and some photos of fashion's famous first lady in Palm Beach sold on Saturday for $28,400 at Pam Beach Modern Auctions. The handwritten letters were addressed to Richard Keith Langham and Bill Hamilton, the design director at Carolina Herrera at the time.

They contained serious intel about clothes and home goods she was buying from the mid 80s through her death in 1994, with "detailed instructions on how she wanted her jackets and pants to fit and pleas for more color in her wardrobe," according to the Santa Cruz Sentinel.

But the former first lady had a sense of humor to go with her class. In one note she wrote,

"I just love this suit & will wear it everywhere as I am SO sick of everyone constantly in black — like Mediterranean villages where everyone is in mourning for 20 years."

The most expensive item, which sold for $4,575, was a signed copy of a book about Jackie's famed white house revamp for Langham, with an accompanying letter from Jackie that stated, "what fun it would have been to work with you then." Black and white photos of Jackie in Palm Beach sold for $2,200.

· Jacqueline Kennedy-Fashion Letters Story [Santa Cruz Sentinel]