Style to Live By: A Look Back at Jackie O’s Wardrobe

Yesterday marked 20 years since the passing of style icon Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Which means we’ve celebrated her fashion legacy for over two decades. But how does one dress in Jackie O’s likeness? Well, according to ELLE, it’s not all about going the conservative route. In fact, it even involves a little risk.

Jackie O's Style Legacy

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From baring hints of skin to sporting curve-hugging silhouettes (often with graphic prints), Jackie O was no stranger to bold dressing – she just always did it tastefully.  Don’t believe me? Head over to elle.com to see a slideshow of her more experimental wardrobe choices (and for plenty of outfit inspiration).

By Jillian Hudon, Staff Writer

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May 20, 2014

Fashion History: Jackie Kennedy’s Pink Chanel Suit

Jackie Kennedy’s pink Chanel suit. It’s one of the most recognizable outfits in American history. And yet – the iconic suit has all but disappeared from public view. So, where has it been?

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A year after JFK was assassinated – the last day Jackie wore the pink suit – the National Archives received a package with an unsigned note on Jackie’s mother’s stationery. The note read simply, “Jackie’s suit and bag worn Nov. 22, 1963.” Still stained with the president’s blood, that’s where the suit has remained, in an acid-free container within a windowless room. And with a provision from Caroline Kennedy that the suit would not be seen by the public until 2103.

In the meantime, the New York Times has a new piece that takes an in-depth look at the now-legendary garment. Read it here.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor

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November 18, 2013

Discover Jack Rogers

From the brand's beginnings in Italy to its most recent induction

 
Go anywhere in the summer and you’re likely to see at least three pairs of Jack Rogers strutting around. But how did they get so popular (and completely beloved)? This is where it all began.

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1. In the early 60s, the label was born on the streets of Capri.

2. After Jackie O fell in love with them while vacationing in Italy, the Navajo sandal gained instant fame.

3. That same sandal is still made by hand in Palm Beach, Florida.

4. Jack Rogers opened its first storefront on NYC’s Madison Avenue in 2011.

5. The brand was recently recognized by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where it was inducted into The Costume Institute.

Our Jack Rogers Boutique opens Sunday, May 19, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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May 19, 2013

Designer Inspiration: Elaine Turner on “The Jackie O,” and More

BY ELAINE TURNER

Elaine Turner

We’re all about destination glamour and transporting our customer to a location. And every season, I design collections based on two inspirations: a muse and a place. For Fall 2010, I was inspired by Jackie O. and her years in New York City.

Like New York itself, Jackie O. was multi-dimensional and complex. She expressed her style yet always remained classic, elegant, and timeless. I am fascinated by the legacy of her culture, compassion, and charm.
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November 10, 2010