Arts, Fashion

Jackie: Fashion’s First Lady

Arts, Fashion

Jackie: Fashion’s First Lady

6 months ago
By Kate Reichardt

Apart from being one of the most loved First Ladies in US history, Jackie Kennedy is still considered to be the First Lady of Fashion. After more than 50 years of her time in office, her style and elegance continues to inspire major fashion houses and women across the world.

Natalie Portman’s portrayal of the iconic First Lady in Jackie, a biographical drama directed by Pablo Larraín, has earned the actress a nomination at the upcoming 2017 Academy Awards – and it has also awaken, yet again, our fascination with Kennedy’s sophisticated fashion sense.

Natalie Portman as Jackie

The pink Chanel suit with the navy trim collar she wore the day JFK was assassinated, became one of the most famous and recognised pieces of clothing in history, being replicated countless of times by several brands; and even this year in particular, we can see Jackie’s influence in collections made by Christopher Kane and Miu Miu.

The way Jackie used accessories and items of clothing to her advantage is impressive. She demonstrated how fashion goes beyond its superficial surface as she used it to present her own strength and character to the world without saying a word, as well as to amplify the sophistication and glamour that meant being a Kennedy. She is one of the people that defined what ‘personal style’ is and most importantly, Jackie showed us how what you wear, matters.