Jackie Kennedy was born as Jacqueline Lee Boozier on July 28th, 1929 in South Hampton, New York and died on May 19th, 1994. Jackie Kennedy’s charm is apparent in photographs, live footages and most notably at the glorious dinner held at Schonobrunn fortress on the 3rd of June, 1961 where she amazed Nikita Khrushchev Premier of the Soviet Union in a stylish shell-pink silk georgette chiffon gown inflated with sequin, designed by Oleg Cassini.
The Soviet Premier declared her dusk gown “beautiful’. Jackie Kennedy approved the power of image and clothing and working it to mirror internationalism of the administration and the 1960s promise. For the dinner at the Versailles Palace, Jackie accessible herself in an stylish ivory silk dusk dress which was created by Hubert de Givenchy and embellished by Hurl with silk streamer, silk floss and seed pearls. Her clothes became the focus of many shows and there were grand display for others.
In addition to attire, it’s her love for culture and arts that leaves a long permanent idea. The absence of pants and pantsuits is the display of her lady-like manners in public. In all aspects of her life, Jackie was very much a person and despite the wonderful designer clothes she preferred, it was the clothes she wore and not the clothes that wore her. Working with her stylish Oleg Cassini, his team and her hairdressers, she recognized an image that mixed his taste in fashion with her new role. The clothes designed for her portray modern elegance typify by cleanliness, ease of movement and solid colours. After the end of World War II, socially famous women such as Gloria Guinness and Babe Paley had slight difference in their taste of fashion and their power remained confined to their sequester world. Instead, movies, telly and music guided women their way.
Jackie completely distorted this dynamic. She succeeded in “saving fashion from the puritan ethic of sin,” wrote Marilyn spree of the New York Times (in The Beautiful People, 1967). Jackie Kennedy was the perfect size ranks at 5′ 7′, long waist, and small chest and weigh about 120-130 lbs. According to a book by Shelly Branch and Sue Callaway, she favoured neutral hue, Chanel jackets, single colour scheme, brooch and A-line skirts. Other classic Jackie Kennedy looks included black turtlenecks, jumbo sunglasses, black jumper and Jack Rogers’s sandals. Jackie did not wear jewellery daily and her favourite shopping brand included Giorgio Armani, Lactose, Valentino, Carolina Herrera and Saks Fifth Ave. She was referred as “geometrical deity” by her stylish Oleg Cassini.