In addition to her status of First Lady and wife of the 35th President of the United States, Jacqueline Kennedy is known for her appearances and her looks which were always at the cutting edge of fashion. From the moment she arrived at the White House, she changed the dress codes in place, always with sophistication. Determined to embody the modern values of the new American administration, Jackie Kennedy made sure to comply with the fashion in the sixties that she revisited with dresses with boat collars, straight and impeccable cuts made of heavy fabrics for a zero defect fall. Those outfits were created with the complicity of the designer Oleg Cassini, who became her official designer in 1960, but also of European masters such as Valentino Garavani or Cristobal Balenciaga.
As an adorer of French fashion designers such as Hubert de Givenchy, Gabrielle Chanel and Christian Dior, she could not afford their creations which were considered too expensive. Forced to trick, she asked the designer Oleg Cassini to copy some of the haute couture models she dreamed of wearing. Her uniform? The “Jackie style”: a sleeveless straight dress and a pillbox hat.
Her most infamous outfit remains her pink tweed suit, a true copy of a Chanel suit, which she wore on November 22, 1963, the day of her husband JF Kennedy’s murder. After her term at The White House, a page is turned and she radically changes her style. She launches new fashion trends with more daring and unconventional outfits than those of a First Lady. With her wide pants, her Hermès knotted scarves, her oversized sunglasses or her amazing coats, that will make her incredibly elegant, she built the mythical “Jackie O.” style.
As an unconditional fan of bags, Jackie Kennedy had them in various sizes, colours, materials from more or less famous brands, such as her famous “Trim” bag made especially for the First Lady by the Hermès House. Jacqueline Kennedy had a passion for the Gucci brand and especially for one of their bags that she carried everywhere with her. This bag, created in 1955, was renamed “Jackie” in the 1970s in honor of the First Lady, who owned more than 6 models all unique.