Jackie Kennedy: A Legacy of Style
Explore Jackie Kennedy's most stylish moments throughout the years.
March 12, 1962
On her first day in India during her trip to India and Pakistan.
December 22, 1969
Her elegant looks and regal bearing elevated even the simplest clothes.
September 12, 1953
The Kennedys leaving St. Mary's Catholic Church in Newport, Rhode Island, after their wedding.
The pillbox: Jackie's designer crown. Here, she wears it on a bus during her husband's presidential campaign.
January 19, 1961
At a gala the night before her husband's inauguration, being escorted by Frank Sinatra.
January 20, 1961
The First Lady brought youth and glamour to the White House. Her Oleg Cassini hat and coat were hallmarks of the "Jackie Look."
January 20, 1961
The first lady wore an evening gown and cape for her husband's inaugural ball.
May 31, 1961
During a visit to Paris, Kennedy Onassis wore a yellow Oleg Cassini outfit with a matching pillbox hat created by Roy Halston Frowick.
March 28, 1962
Jackie's style was understated and refined. Whether for day or evening, she wore little jewelry—most often, three strands of pearls—and chose classic silhouettes, here a two-piece suit.
March 15, 1962
In front of the Taj Mahal.
March 17, 1962
The first lady wore this apricot Oleg Cassini dress in Udaipur, India.
June 1, 1961
While comfortable in couture, she also appeared elegantly relaxed in a causal shift and bare legs.
June 30, 1962
Gleaming hair and bare shoulders: natural assets. Here, Mrs. Kennedy wore a blue Oleg Cassini silk crepe gown in Mexico City, Mexico.
November 21, 1963
In San Antonio, Texas, in a white suit and her signature pillbox hat.
May 15, 1965
At the inauguration of a memorial to her husband.
September 2, 1970
Her trademark glasses were widely copied.
January 3, 1972
Her Hermès scarves hid her hair, not her style.
April 26, 1972
In her later years, Jackie continued her devotion to fine fabrics and timeless design.
In private life, she remained a reluctant trend-setter as Jackie-watchers continued to follow her hemlines.
December 3, 1979
In a black strapless gown at the Costume Institute Gala Presents "Fashions of the Hapsburg Era" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
July 18, 1986
A green crepe Carolina Herrera dress for her daughter Caroline's wedding.