Six ways to master Carolyn Bessette Kennedy chic today – beginning with a £7.50 accessory
The fashion spotlight has shone on dresses a lot in the last few years but this season’s quiet luxury focus has shifted the conversation back to separates, which was a specialist subject for CBK. “It’s important that she was such a champion of separates which evokes a really intelligent conversation with so many people,” says Nair.
“You may love her midi skirts, but then pair yours with a printed shirt which she wouldn’t have done. She speaks to so many of us in different ways.”
Indeed, CBK’s instincts skewed towards the plain so you were most likely to find her in a neutral polo neck or sleeveless top with her midi. Nair muses that this might have come as much from her husband’s family, equally venerated and mythologised for their style credentials, as her own predilections. “Lee [Radziwill, his aunt] and Jackie [Onassis, his mother, who died in 1994] were so important to her and they weren’t fans of print so if she did it, you know she’d really thought about it.”
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