Friday, August 5, 2016

Jackie Kennedy Onassis in Cropped Pants

Love this shot of JKO from August 1970!

One of my favorite pictures of Jackie O ever is this photo from August 1970 when Jackie was visiting Capri and the paparazzi got photos of her walking with Valentino Garavani, the fashion designer, along with his partner, Giancarlo Giammettti.

I think every bit of Jackie’s outfit in this photo still works today—white cropped pants, black T-shirt, oversized sunglasses, hoop earrings, Herm├Ęs Trim bag (in Barenia and Toile) and her (possibly) Canfora sandals in her hand. (Do note that the gents each have the cutest little Louis Vuitton sacks in their hands. The one Valentino carries looks like a lunch bag!)

Let Jackie’s casually glamorous take on cropped pants be your friendly reminder that August’s “How I Wear My” is all about cropped pants style! Send photos to Adrienne and me by August 8, 2016 at howiwearmy@yahoo.com and be sure to tell us a little about your outfit!

9 comments:

rosie said...

Its funny, the guys outfits seem dated. But, Jackie's outfit 46 years later is still classic & on-trend.

With her coloring & figure, Jackie knew exactly what worked for her with a little (a lot) of help from her designer friends.

I wear a little black tee & white cropped pants in warm weather at least 2x a week. Its just so easy.

GSL said...

My Dear Jill,
That is a classic look and perfect for her but as The Flower of Anglo-Saxon chivalry,I've always preferred her as Jackie Bouvier being quite worthy of her own identity rather than those 2 men of questionable character who coveted her for the class & dignity she reflected on them.

GSL said...

... you know Jackie loved Kenny Lane

Jill said...

Hi Rosie, I didn't even think of what Valentino and Giancarlo were wearing, i.e., whether they looked dated or not, but you are right! And I am with you re black shirt/white pants as often as possible in summer. I had been wearing a navy/white combo, but I just got a few new black T-shirts so I will now switch to that combo and join you! xx

Jill said...

Hello GSL, I can't help it, I still like Valentino and Giancarlo. Jackie looks smiley in their presence so I will take it on faith that she enjoyed their company. I hope so. I do know that JKO liked KJL jewels and I may have just the post that will speak to your preference for costume, and not fine, jewelry. I like covering the fine jewelry shows, the craftsmanship of the pieces is amazing, and when they are over 100 years old and still look just as stunning as the day they were finished, I have to tip my cap to the wonderful men and women who designed them and made them. I feel like I am a beneficiary of their love of beauty and I am so grateful. I think Jackie would agree with me on this point! She had some serious fine jewelry pieces in her collection. x

Coulda shoulda woulda said...

She always looked happiest when away from her husbands oddly. I think if she didn't have the responsibilities she would have lived permanently in Europe as she just looked at home. I am not a huge Jackie devotee as such but this is one of her most memorable outfits where for some intangible reason it works perfectly! xx

Nancy's Fashion Style said...

That look is so classy! I saw a beautiful black cropped pants I want to buy! Perhaps I should wear otit theher way round, with a white top!

Jill said...

Oh Naomi, I love your sly observation that she looked happiest away from her husbands. I think you are right! I also agree that she might've selected Europe as a permanent place to live, with no other responsibilities. I love this black and white combo of Jackie's. It never gets old for me! xx

Jill said...

Hi Nancy, I hope you were able to buy the cropped pants you mentioned, especially if they were on sale! Black and white always works! xx