Being one of the most popular women of her time, Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis, went down in history as the first lady of the United States and as a style icon. Her looks were copied by girls from all over the world, and the prominent fashion houses dedicated their collections to her. Who Jackie used to be close to, how this friendship inspired designers to be creative, the answers you’ll find in the selection of the Vremena Goda Galleries.
Hobo bags like Gucci's Jackie are becoming incredibly popular this fall. The iconic model was Kennedy’s beloved one in the 60s, and over time, Gucci named the bag after Jacqueline. In the new season, Alessandro Michele re-released the legendary accessory, by presenting the Jackie 1961 in different color variations.
Jacqueline Kennedy with Gucci bag / Gucci Jackie 1961, fall-winter 2020/21
Jacqueline Kennedy's most iconic costume is a pink tweed one, she was wearing it while accompanying John F. Kennedy during his trip to Dallas. According to Justine Picardi, biographer of Coco Chanel, the fabric and buttons for this outfit were custom-made with official permission from Chanel. And the outfit was sewn by a team of tailors from New York's Chez Ninon studio. Karl Lagerfeld claimed that Jacqueline possessed a lot of original Chanel items, however, it was this double-breasted suit with blue trim that happened to go down in history.
Jacqueline Kennedy in the costumeе, made by Chez Ninon and inspired by Chanel
Despite having been an admirer of elegant severity, Jackie could afford to take bold fashion moves. For instance, she could attend a formal event wearing a bustier dress exposing arms and shoulders. One of the iconic looks is the pink silk Dior dress. Wearing it, Kennedy appeared at a dinner party in honor of French Minister Andre Malraux in 1962.
Jacqueline Kennedy in Dior dress
The story of friendship between Jacqueline Kennedy and Valentino Garavani began in 1964: Jacqueline saw his outfit on the Vogue editor Gloria Schiff and set her heart upon getting to know the designer personally. After the meeting, Kennedy ordered six dresses from Valentino. Jackie wore them throughout her year of mourning for her husband John F. Kennedy. Four years later, Kennedy's widow married Aristotle Onassis, the Greek billionaire. During the wedding ceremony, she was walking down the aisle wearing a lace mini dress that Valentino Garavani had created for the bride personally.
Jacqueline Kennedy in Valentino dresses
Having left the White House, Kennedy began to wear sunglasses as well as silk scarves more often. Jackie’s favorites include a Hermes scarf with a Horoscope pattern. Jackie wore at least one more Hermes accessory - the Hermes Constance bag. Subsequently, this model was renamed as O Bag, drawing a parallel with Jackie's new last name, Onassis.
Жаклин Кеннеди с аксессуарами Hermes
The choker made of black glass beads was worn by the first lady of the United States for an official meeting with General Charles de Gaulle. In 1996, Gerard Darel purchased this accessory at Sotheby's. The Fashion House gave the choker the name “Jackie” and published its variations in several colors, including black, pearl and grey.
Jacqueline Kennedy in the choker, purchased by Gerard Darel