Style Icon: Jackie Kennedy

Jackie Kennedy

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Jackie Kennedy was a legendary style icon throughout her life and with the newly released Jackie, a biopic of her life, heading to our screens she’s back in the limelight. We thought we’d celebrate her fashion history, including the Ray-Ban® collection ‘Jackie Ohh’ she inspired.


When Jackie came to the White House in 1961, she was immediately an iconic figure in the fashion world. Styling her outfits in consideration of her media coverage, she relentlessly stood out from the crowd. In photographs from the Inaugural day parade, she strikingly wore a cloth coat, despite the icy temperatures, in a crowd of women wearing fur coats (the trend of the time).

Jackie Kennedy at the St. Patrick's day parade.
St. Patrick’s day parade.

“As the First Lady born in the Twentieth Century, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy will epitomize the modern American way of life.”
—Washington Post, November 13, 1961

Jackie Kennedy Inauguration Gown.
 Inauguration Gown.

First Lady Jackie’s gown at the Inaugural ball turned heads again. She looked modern and elegant in a white gown, with an embellished silver bodice and a matching cape. What’s more, she designed the look herself, in collaboration with Bergdorf Goodman’s Ethan Frankau. At 32, she was one of the youngest First Ladies, and her youth and modernity certainly shone through in her eye-catching style.

Natalie Portman in 'Jackie.'
Natalie Portman in ‘Jackie.’

Natalie Portman is already being praised for her beautiful portrayal of Jackie Kennedy in the newly released Jackie. The plot concentrates on shocking assassination of JFK and her sharp, cold interview with Life. More than that, for the first time ever, the President is completely backgrounded by the First Lady

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Natalie Portman in ‘Jackie.’

One of the elements that defined Jackie Onassis’s style was her iconic large statement sunglasses. She said herself that she liked the opportunity the sunglasses gave her to watch people, and she had multiple pairs in a basket by her door.

Jackie Kennedy wearing statement sunglasses.
Jackie Kennedy wearing statement sunglasses.

Ray-Ban®’s collection ‘Jackie Ohh’, capture her style perfectly as they are both chic and functional. The sleek retro style is brought through in every single pair and if you’re style crushing on Jackie after the newly released film then head to our site now and grab yourself a bargain pair.

Jackie O II Sunglasses Black by Ray-Ban®.
Jackie O II Sunglasses Black by Ray-Ban®.

Featured here in simple polished black with large 60mm gradient grey lenses, these sunglasses are a bestseller and add a touch of Jackie finesse to any outfit.

Jackie O II Sunglasses Tortoiseshell G15 by Ray-Ban®.
Jackie O II Sunglasses Tortoiseshell G15 by Ray-Ban®.

For the same bold frame but an addition of attractive colour, these sunglasses are ideal.

Jackie Ohh Sunglasses in Brown Gradient Lilac by Ray-Ban®.
Jackie Ohh Sunglasses in Brown Gradient Lilac by Ray-Ban®.

These Jackie Ohh Sunglasses in Brown Gradient Lilac are a smaller sleeker version of the original frames with the same soft curves and chunky style. The gorgeous lilac adds a subtle dash of colour to your retro look.

 

Jackie Kennedy wearing a yellow gingham dress.
Kennedy wearing a yellow gingham dress.

Jackie’s style is timelessly sophisticated  and elegant and lives on in movies, bright dresses and of course, sunglasses.

Let us know which look of Jackie’s is your favourite in the comments below.