I have always had an obsession (in a good not scary way) for Carolyn Bessette Kennedy. Her style can be translated into today, tomorrow, 3 decades from now and two decades prior. Her untimely passing makes her even more of an enigma. She was free of the annoying over sharing mediums of Facebook, Instagram, Blogs, etc. A time when you only knew someone if you actually knew them.
The daily pap shots were wonderful for us, but obviously an annoying and intrusive aspect to her life. I can never begin to relate, but am very thankful to have visuals of her style and sophistication. Minimal style at its best. Classic and clean-lined. Nothing was “a piece of the moment”. Tailored and impeccable. The hair. The minimal make up.
I think what resonates most with me is that she was human. She fought, she laughed, she lived and she did it in the spotlight because of who she married. Interestingly enough, I think that was also a major component to the public’s infatuation with her.
Her fate was tragic. I wonder what her look would translate today, where her life would have led her and how she would have impacted society, not just on a superficial role as a style icon.