Why Jackie Kennedy Refused To Remove Her Blood-Stained Pink Chanel Suit

By Rebeka Knott
November 22, 1963: President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jackie, who is holding a bouquet of roses, just after their arrival at the airport for the fateful drive through Dallas. (Photo by Art Rickerby/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated as he rode through Dallas in a convertible, with his wife Jacqueline Kennedy by his side. Jackie Kennedy wore a famous pink Chanel suit that day, one she had worn before, and when the president took that fateful bullet to the head, his wife's suit was spattered with blood. Jackie Kennedy wore her famous suit the rest of the day, including during the swearing-in of Lyndon Johnson as the new president.