Today on Edwina LaShan Fashion Blog we pay a tribute to Our Style Icon, The Former First Lady of the United States, Jacqueline Kennedy the wife of President John F. Kennedy.
She served during a very difficult time for our country. A time where Black man and White man needed to be created equal. Her and her husband's Presidential term were doing the time of the Civil Rights Movement, a very difficult time for America.
Somehow, through it all, this woman was able to keep her composure, class, and elegance. She represented for her country in the most poise way possible and she did it well all while her husband stood up for what he believed in! What was right, and she she stood right by his side!
Known for her classic Pill top hats, pearls, long white gloves, elegant gowns, Peacoats, and Audrey Hepburn styled dresses. Her Sense of Fashion style proved just that.
Her Personal Style icon was Audrey Hepburn herself! The two are pictured below in the Classic Pill top hat!
She loved to wear designers such as Oleg Cassini, Coco Chanel, Hubert de Givenchy and Christian Dior.
In August 1961, Vogue Magazine’s retrospective of the American look said of Mrs. Kennedy style: "dashing enough to capture notice, and unobtrusive enough that the wearer outshone her garments."
On a casual day, typical Jacqueline would be a high waist pant, turtle neck, or big shades!
Let's learn more about this lady!
"Jacqueline Lee "Jackie" Bouvier Kennedy Onassis was born July 28, 1929. She passed away May 19, 1994. She was the wife of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, and First Lady of the United States during his presidency from 1961 until his assassination in 1963.
Five years later she married Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis they remained married until his death in 1975.
For the final two decades of her life, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis had a career as a book editor. She is remembered for her contributions to the arts and preservation of historic architecture, her style, elegance, and grace. She was a fashion icon; her famous pink Chanel suit has become a symbol of her husband's assassination and one of the lasting images of the 1960s." -Wilkapedia
Introducing... Our style Icon First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy!
Thank you Jackie for everything you did in US history and Fashion History! We adore you!