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He travelled the world with Jackie and even proposed marriage in - but she turned him down. As the First Lady, Jackie planned dinners for diplomats and renowned figures. I was astonished when I met her. Clint Hill, as quoted in the article " Jackie Kennedy biopic casts spotlight on a brighter American age " 26 November
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F[ edit ] Her iconic status really came after President Kennedy's death when she withdrew from public life and was rarely heard from publicly. The Jacqueline Kennedy on these tapes fits, I think, with what we might have expected if we think of her from the vantage point of her White House years. These comments, which sound so antiquated to modern ears, reflect, obviously, Mrs.
Kennedy's perspective at this moment in her life. Undoubtedly they were derived in part from her background, her class, her sensibility.
But they also capture views that were shared by many in her generation. At the same time, the tapes themselves are replete with examples of Mrs. Kennedy's independent thinking and ironically, she describes again and again incidents when her views diverged from those of her husband.
Her comments on women in politics, in fact, follows her observation that she found it difficult to forgive politicians with whom JFK had crossed swords while her husband saw such conflicts as very much a part of the business of politics.
I think it would be very cynical — and completely wrong — to see her remarks on these tapes as calculated myth making. There is an off the cuff quality to these conversations, a rambling, even at times disjointed mood that shows Kennedy in a reflective mood. Much of what we hear is quite unvarnished. The conversations range over several days and many hours. The sound bites that have gotten the most media attention were stripped of their context and when that is provided, as it is in the tapes, one gets a sense of a person who intensely enjoyed some of her experience in the White House and was overwhelmed by and even abhorred some of what she saw.
She does not, it is true, share with Schlesinger any doubts about or criticism of her husband. Kennedy's dignity in the face of that tragedy moved millions of people and will make her, I suspect, someone who many will always admire.
It is, in the end, better to see our presidents — and everyone else around us — as human beings than to engage in an idealization that really diminishes our own agency and sense of responsibility. Ellen Fitzpatrick, as quoted in the article " The Jacqueline Kennedy tapes: She had her eye on what she grandly called History, a concept large enough to encompass both her interest in 18th-century France and the necessity of maintaining a complicated fiction—at once face-saving and humiliating—about the nature of her marriage.
And Jackie was herself a sexual sophisticate. G[ edit ] Jackie was very modern; her spirit was modern, she was a new image for America because he was a young president.
It was not the same relationship or friendship that I had with Audrey Hepburn. The American people felt emotion for Jackie, but they preferred to have an American couturier design her dresses when they came to France for a state visit. Doris Kearns Goodwin in reaction to the oral history, as quoted in " In Tapes, Candid Talk by Young Kennedy Widow" 11 September Famous people, in conversation with strangers, will often struggle to point out the space between what we expect of them and who they really are—and that, of course, is another way of drawing attention to our expectation, and so to their celebrity.
Onassis paid new people the infinitely more difficult compliment of assuming that the baggage you both brought to the table was of infinitely less importance than the new gifts you might take away from it. Adam Gopnick, as quoted in " Remembering Jacqueline Kennedy " 13 September Undeniably one of the greatest style icons of the last century, Jackie's elegance and class were an inspiration to millions.
Not only was Jackie deeply loved and adored, but she set the bar for First Lady fashion. Decades after her time in office, we still reflect on her timeless look and countless articles have been dedicated to copying her style. One of the reasons Jackie was much loved was for her all-American style.
Although she constantly had her eye on the Paris and Milan catwalks, she worked closely with designer Oleg Cassini to interpret looks. The key to her lasting influence of course was her timeless elegance, as relevant today as it was in her hey day.
Although Jackie had a timeless style she injected a panache and flair into her outfits that gave them her unique stamp.
Her staples however, and the accessories we remember her for, are her oversize sunglasses, strands of pearls and silk scarves. Emily Heil in " Beyond fashion: How Melania Trump is modeling herself after Jackie Kennedy " 20 February Everything about her high society upbringing predicated a charmed life. At age 31, she brought a sense of youth and fashion to Washington, making the pillbox hat the rage and redecorating a stodgy White House.
Like no other First Lady before her, Onassis cut a mod figure, with Oleg Cassini outfits, Givenchy gowns and the pillbox hats that topped her bouffant hairdo. Though it must have pained her at times, she remained the perfect political wife.
As the years went by, Jackie O somewhere along the way crossed the line from widowed, beloved First Lady to pop icon. Jere Hester in " Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis's life is a profile in courage ". I think she's elevated the human spirit in this country. If there were more Jackie Kennedys around, this would be a better place in which to live. I find her to be a very noble person. Sizzling Biography Aside, Author Admires Ex-First Lady" in The Los Angeles Times 12 May Whenever we took her anywhere, she'd immediately be recognized, and before we knew it there would be a swarm of people gawking, and often approaching her to shake her hand.
She would smile graciously and offer a polite greeting, but as soon as we were alone, she'd quip, "You'd think I was someone important, for heaven's sake. Kennedy and Me She changed the role. She was elegant and sophisticated. She took an intense interest in the historical furnishings of the White House. She brought in paintings and furniture that represented the past. She brought entertainers that had not been there before. Clint Hill, as quoted in the article " Jackie Kennedy biopic casts spotlight on a brighter American age " 26 November Michael Beschloss, who has steered this frail craft of last-sip publishing into harbor, may have overstepped himself as a historian by saying that the tapes show Jackie as a major player in the Kennedy administration.
But they certainly make it difficult if not impossible to accept her at her own paradoxical valuation, as merely a self-effacing hostess and decorator. If the subject were being a major player in establishing the popular reputation of the Kennedy administration, that would be an entirely different story. With amazingly professional velocity, she seized control of the image-making process and soon had an entire cadre of historians and super-journos honing and burnishing the script.
For some people, the public auction of Mrs. Christopher Hitchens in the article " Widow of Opportunity " 4 November I draw so much inspiration from her.
How she influenced style, how she influenced bringing so much to the White House when she was there. So many artists were supported by her and definitely with everything she went through, she was so focused on keeping her children safe, protected and loved and really fulfilling their own dreams and she had such an elegance.
Human Sexual Response , in lyrics to the song "Jackie Onassis" J[ edit ] If history is any guide, she might be sort of a Jackie Kennedy type, a well-dressed woman who will be seen as popular in the women's magazines but largely stays quiet and on the sidelines in terms of her public image. Lee's second husband was a Polish prince. Jackie, three years older, hooked the future US president. After JFK's assassination Jackie even developed an intimate relationship with Lord Harlech, the former British ambassador to America, among "rumours of other affairs", says Taraborrelli.
He travelled the world with Jackie and even proposed marriage in - but she turned him down. As family matriarch Janet married a second time, to banking and mining scion Hugh Auchincloss, who confessed that he was impotent and unable to have sex. She married him anyway to secure her daughters' financial future. Janet could hardly object when John F Kennedy began courting Jackie: To this day, designers look to Jackie for inspiration.
She tended to lean toward pastel colors, such as soft buttercream yellows, beige, and white. She also loved powder blues and pinks, and seldom wore bright colors. Once in a while, she was seen rocking a vibrant red or navy blue, depending on the occasion. She wore trapeze coats with large buttons and almost never carried any kind of embellishments. One letter to her personal shopper emphasized her shoe choice: She was a talented horseback rider She never did give up her love of horses either.
She loved them so much that she rode even during her time at the White House. That same evening, the president decided to gift the first lady with a beautiful necklace, and his year-old horse, Sardar —the same horse she had ridden that afternoon. Flattered as she was, she still had reservations about accepting his gifts. Exercising her privileges as First Lady As you can imagine, Jackie was over the moon with his gift. Though accepting such a tremendous gift may have drawn looks of disapproval, Jackie gave in to the temptation and accepted.
Of course, her special treatment did draw some backlash from the public and other government officials. A congressman apologized to her horse Republican Congressman Walter McVey complained about his own misfortune after he was rejected from a Military Air Transport Service flight when he heard that a horse got its hooves on an Air Force plane.
He was pretty upset about the whole thing. Above, you can see Jackie practicing her jumps with her beloved horse. On occasion, she was expected to travel on behalf of her husband.
In doing so, she created alliances that benefited the country. She made a point to learn foreign customs It pays to be educated and well-mannered. Her education and love for culture had earned her respect and admiration from around the world.
She knew several languages and taught herself foreign customs. In conjunction to speaking French, she also spoke Italian, Spanish, and Latin.
The way she postured herself was something to admire, and many women looked up to her as a role model of how a woman should be. She was timeless and elegant. However, her life would soon take a turn for the worse. She had to be strong at her weakest moment As painful as it was, the First Lady always had to have a sense of composure, even when dealing with the death of her husband.
Many mourned for the death of their president; many openly wept. She had to witness Lyndon B. She had to explain to her children why they would no longer be seeing their father.
And she was devastated. She had to set an example; she had to stay strong. However, even though she was grieving, time marched on. She took care of her children and made sure the vacuum of leadership was handled smoothly. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in honor of her husband.
Once she had memorialized his legacy, Jackie soon found herself accepting the change in her life without Jack. Five years later, she was remarried to Aristotle Onassis in Jackie O, champion for the arts Between her poise as first lady and composure after the loss of her husband that Jackie became an iconic national figure for generations to come. And as time passed, she had no choice but to move on with her life. She had done so much for the American people and not just in the fashion world.
During her time as First Lady, Jackie had also contributed to the arts. Harpers Bazaar She revived the American spirit of the US by promoting its culture and its achievements. She even renovated the White House. Can we talk about that camel coat? As the First Lady, Jackie planned dinners for diplomats and renowned figures. She invited artists, scientists, poets, and had musicians mingling with political figures. It was time to express ourselves and connect.
Kennedy in thanks for her hospitality. To many of us, it is one of the most exciting developments on the present American cultural scene.