Wednesday, January 4, 1961
January 4, 1961
JFK is in Palm Beach with Jackie, Caroline, and newborn John, Jr. along with his mother Rose and close friend Lem Billings. JFK is scheduled for a photograph session with Richard Avedon for Harper’s Bazaar.
There is much hustle and bustle as the preparations for the photograph session are completed. In addition to the Kennedy party, Avedon’s assistant who is also the sister of Leonard Bernstein is there along with famed hairdresser Kenneth of New York and a fitter from Cassini, who would become Jackie’s favorite dressmaker.
Caroline is dressed in a white organdy dress and pink hair ribbon and infant John Jr. is swaddled in blankets.
JFK is reportedly poised and good-natured throughout but remarks afterwards to Billings, “Well, that was certainly a morning wasted.”