WASHINGTON -- While President Kennedy painted the 1961 picture as bleak gray to black in his State of the Union Address Monday, his family provided splashes of color in the Executive Gallery.
With a smile as warm as her plum-colored suit, (photo on P. 24) the First Lady went to her front row seat, as members of Congress stood to applaud her arrival.
HER BLACK SILK PILLBOX was tilted back on her smooth bouffant hair-do. She wore black pumps and purse to play off the vivid outfit.
Her mother, Mrs. Hugh Auchincloss, wore a teal blue coat with black framed shawl collar and a black velvet head-hugging hat.
Hatless Ethel Kennedy doffed her full-length fur coat to show her pink nubby wool suit, semi-fitted, and tied at the left shoulder. She was so exhilarated she lost a bangle from her gold bracelet as she clapped enthusiastically for her brother-in-law.