Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Jacqueline Kennedy.

Jacqueline Kennedy, wife of John F Kennedy served as First Lady between January 20th 1961 until November 22,1963. In our recent times, first ladies usually represents and influences fashion however Jacqueline Kennedy's fashion was so influential she became a fashion icon to women all over the world. Her silhouettes were clean lines and smooth tailored suits, A-line dresses and the famous pillbox hat. This trend was known as the "Jackie look".

Her primary designer was Oleg Cassini but she also admired the french designers as Chanel, Dior or Givenchy. In her later years, she experimented with different styles, she wore head scarves and large, round dark glasses. This look became her trademark and she presented a new image to the world.


Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis
(July 28, 1929 – May 19, 1994) was the wife of the 35th President of the United States, John 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 preservation of historic architecture, her style, elegance and grace.

Jacqueline Lee Bouvier was born in Southampton, New York, to Wall Street stock broker John Vernou Bouvier III (also known as "Black Jack Bouvier") and Janet Norton Lee. Jacqueline had a younger sister, Caroline Lee (known as Lee), born in 1933. Her parents divorced in 1940 and her mother married Standard Oil heir Hugh D. Auchincloss, Jr. in 1942. Through Janet's second marriage, Jacqueline gained a half sister and a half brother, Janet and James Auchincloss.

Her mother's family, the Lees, were of Irish descent,and her father descended from French and English people. Her maternal great grandfather emigrated from Cork, Ireland and later became the Superintendent of the New York City Public Schools. Michel Bouvier, Jacqueline's paternal great-great-grandfather, was born in France and was a contemporary of Joseph Bonaparte and Stephen Girard. He was a Philadelphia-based cabinetmaker, carpenter, merchant and real estate speculator.Michel's wife, Louise Vernou was the daughter of John Vernou, a French émigré tobacconist and Elizabeth Clifford Lindsay, an American born woman. Jacqueline's grandfather, John Vernou Bouvier Jr., fashioned a more noble ancestry for his family in his vanity family history book Our Forebears. Recent scholarship and the research done by Jacqueline's cousin, John H. Davis, in his book The Bouviers: Portrait of an American Family,have disproved most of these fantasy lineages.

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