She is a Fashion Icon. A real one, not one of those people who did a popular clothing ad once, or wore a costume designer’s cute clothes on a television show. She was a media star. She understood the symbolism of clothing. She was classy and brought youth and sophisticated, old money class to the White House. Please don’t misunderstand. Many, indeed most, of the First Ladies of the 20th Century were classy gals. But Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was younger, prettier and more accustomed to high style and how to use it than any other up to her time. Was she a woman of the people? Certainly not. She spent a lot of money on those clothes. But darn, she looked good. She did a wonderful restoration of the White House, brought the arts and artists forward ( thank you!), set a perfect example of calm, courageous grief during a terrible crisis, and raised her children privately and well.
This is the famous dress designed by Oleg Cassini for the Inaugural Gala. Stunning. And I think much the better dress than the Ball Gown. That’s just me. A crystal clear statement. That’s all I am saying.
A+ on both - are you crazy? You think I would rate these anything else?