Friday, September 17, 2010

Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy (July 28, 1929 – May 19, 1994)

while watching project runway
i started thinking about Jacqueline Kennedy...

her fashion style was timeless...

"Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy (July 28, 1929 – May 19, 1994[1]) was the wife of the 35th President of the United StatesJohn F. Kennedy, and served as First Lady during his presidency from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. She was later married to Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis from 1968 until his death in 1975. For the final two decades of her life, she had a successful career as a book editor. She is remembered for her contributions to the arts and historic preservation, her style and elegance, and her public stoicism in the wake of President Kennedy's assassination."
Translation of quotes:
The look-alike business came to a head a few years ago when Linda, a teen-ager with no thought of being a mannequin, went to see the Broadway show, “Carnival.” During intermission an announcer roamed the audience with a mike and unexpectedly came across Linda. “We have Jacqueline Kennedy in the audience!’ he announced. Linda says: “I was just sitting there peacefully, in the balcony with Aunt Martha and suddenly there was a minor riot over me. It was wonderful! When I got home, I went straight to the mirror and started mimicking Jackie. It seemed like such a groovy thing to do. Now, in high-fashion modeling, it has paid off.

Admittedly, looking like Jackie on and off the runway can be a bore: During off hours she wouldn’t touch a wig with a 10-foot pole. Her hair is shorn close to the head. And skirts, her forte on the runway, have no place in her private wardrobe which consists of 20 pairs of cuffed trouser made especially for her by Norwegian tailor, Astrid, who has a shop on Rome’s busy Via Sistina. Her impeccable silk shirts, all 20 of them, are custom-made by Altertinelli of Rome. Linda’s explanation of her all-pants wardrobe: “If I dressed like Jackie in my private life, I would get too much attention on the streets. Being mobbed has certain built-in disadvantages. Pants and short hair are a route to anonymity.”
jaqueline kennedy was such a fashion icon  
she influenced millions even our new up and coming
designers today.

A newspaper reported I spend $30,000 a year buying Paris clothes and that women hate me for it. I couldn’t spend that much unless I wore sable underwear.The New York Times (15 September 1960)

thank you Jackie O

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