This year I want to do more posts about historical events, inspirations, and design—I hope that’s okay with all of you! I leave for India in 25 days (but who’s counting?) so naturally, it’s been on my mind. In 1962, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy embarked on a goodwill tour of India and Pakistan (as depicted in this darling book). Accompanying her was her equally chic sister, Princess Lee Radziwill of Poland (remember her Paris apartment?). Their India itinerary included stops in New Delhi, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Benares, Udaipur, and Jaipur. I especially love the images from New Delhi of Jackie feeding a baby elephant named Urvashi. While in Jaipur, Jackie and Lee also rode an elephant (this one was named Bibia) around the courtyard of the Amber Palace. While in Udaipur, they took a picturesque boat ride on Lake Pichola. My friend Jane and I will be visiting Jaipur and Udaipur (have you ever been to Rajasthan? I’d love to hear your tips!) and I can’t wait to follow in Jackie and Lee’s footsteps! Below, explore more images of the First Lady’s magical trip.
(images via the JFK Library)