Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
First Lady, one of the most beautiful and famous women of her time – Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Always different – whimsical, elusive, then blissfully charming, elegant, mysterious, attractive … A woman who survived the terrible events, an icon for the whole nation, which of she voluntarily refused. Jacqueline Kennedy always knew what worked best for her, which is why she managed to look fabulous in every decade. And in her life was John Fitzgerald Kennedy – young, handsome, successful. The politician and playboy, hope of the Democratic Party, candidate for senator. They say their romance began on the back seat of a sports car of John, and ended in a car … too true, and the car, and the circumstances were already other.
Even when Jacqueline Kennedy wore the most expensive European designs, she managed to look effortless, modern. During her husband’s presidency, Jacqueline Kennedy became a symbol of fashion for women, not only in America but throughout the world. She hired a French-American fashion designer (Russian in origin) Oleg Cassini in the fall of 1960, who had created for First Lady her original wardrobe. From 1961 until the end of 1963 Cassini dressed her in many of her most iconic outfits, including the day of the presidential inauguration, as well as outfits for trips to Europe, India and Pakistan. Her suits with skirts to knees, three-quarter sleeves, collar coats and jackets, sleeveless dress, the elbow gloves, low-heeled shoes and hats had worldwide success. The people called her style “style of Jackie”.
Cassini was her chief designer, but she also wore an outfit by French fashion legends such as Chanel, Givenchy and Dior. Jacqueline Kennedy style more than any other first lady’s has been copied to apparel manufacturers and designers. Wearing loose cloaks without a belt, white jeans on the hips with a black turtleneck, thus she introduced a new trend in fashion.