Thursday, January 19, 2012

Iconic style: The Bouvier Sisters

Long before the Middletons, there were two sisters who captivated the world with their glamorous lives and elegant style. The Bouvier sisters, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill were famous for their trademark brunette locks, slim figures and classic, tailored style. Their style epitomized the East Coast's upper class, with their town and country sensibility - equally comfortable in glamorous ballgowns and riding boots with jodhpurs. Their glamorous social calendars and frequent jet-setting drew international attention and many admiring fans of their fashion sense which was copied by women worldwide and influenced mass manufacturers and the fashion scene of the era. It's quite remarkable how much this influence continues today and easily some of these looks would fit in even fifty years later. A excellent example of enduring, classic style.


Karena said...

Isn't it amazing how classic good looks never ever go out of style. These two sisters epitomize that!


Art by Karena

Dancing Branflake said...

Goodness! I had no idea Jackie's sister was so absolutely stunning. Thank you for this post. It makes me proud to be American. I know that sounds strange, but its' true.

The enchanted home said...

Love this post....two very stylish classy ladies! I love how graceful they were.....such an inspiration.

escapade said...

DB - I'm glad it made you feel that way :) They really do represent the best of 'all-American style'

Karena- they definitely do! I'd happily move into their closets even today!

EH- there really was an air of grace during this period that sometimes feels like its dwindling today. I've always been so drawn to the elegance and ladylike glamour of this era.


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