Jacqueline “Jackie” Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis was an amazing, powerful, stylish woman and I have loved her for a very VERY long time. As the wife of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy she serves as First Lady for only two years until her husband died but she did many great things. She is remembered for her contributions to the arts and preservation of historic architecture, her style, elegance, and grace.
In 2001, I had the privilege attending the Mets (Metropolitan Museum of Art’s) exhibit of Jackie O’s fashion called ”Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years” Even though it was more than a decade ago I still vividly remember the nine galleries that showcased more than 80 original outfits, including Jackie’s 1961 Oleg Cassini inaugural-gala gown.
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 and it would not be fair to start a style icon piece without a photo of this.