Monday, July 5, 2010

Jackie O. Iconic Style Classic Beauty

In the 1960's Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis became a symbol of fashion for women all over the world during her husband John Fitzgerald Kennedy's term as president of the United States. French born American fashion designer Oleg Cassini was retained to create an original wardrobe for Jackie for her new role as First Lady in the fall of 1960. Cassini dressed Jackie in her iconic designs from 1961-1963 including her inaugural gown and coat. Her clean tailored suits, sleeveless A-line dresses and little pill box hats were an overnight success and became known as the "Jackie" look, now we call it the "Jackie - O." look. Although Oleg Cassini was her primary designer, she also wore ensembles from other great French designers such as Coco Chanel, Hubert de Givenchy, and Christian Dior.

Jackie's 1960's First Lady style was copied by many commercial manufacturers and a large population of women worldwide. Her style is iconic, classic, imitated and is still being worn today.

I listed a few Vintage Jackie O. style dresses today on etsy in my SalvationScraps shop, you can find them in my vintage clothing section .

Vintage Gold Brocade Wiggle Dress 1960s Satin Lame Finish Rose Design

You can see more vintage and reconstructed handmade clothing and accessories at SalvationScraps

I also found some other Jackie O. items on etsy for my wish list!

An uncut vintage Pill Box Hat pattern