FASHION ICON: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

When you think of First Ladies in terms of Fashion, one name comes to mind immediately: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. 

"Jackie O" was always known for being fashion forward - and carried her position with style, poise, and grace. So, to honor that, and the fact that it's her Birthday, we wanted to highlight some of her best outfits, historical moments, and more.

 

 

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Jacqueline Kennedy during her official visit to Paris 1961 , Jackie wearing Alaskine (wool and silk) created by Oleg Cassini, pillbox hat created by Roy Halston Frowick. (Photo by RDA/Getty Images)

 

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First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Wears A Chez Ninon Two-Piece Day Dress February 14, 1962 During A Nationally Televised Valentine's Day Tour Of The White House In Washington, Dc. The Famous Dress Will Be On Display At Metropolitan Museum Of Art Exhibition 'Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years.' The New York Exhibition Runs From May 1, 2001 To July 29, 2001. (Photo By Getty Images)

 

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Jackie Onassis at Heathrow Airport, London, September 19, 1970, before catching a flight to New York City. (Photo by Tom Wargacki/WireImage)

 

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First Lady Jackie Kennedy attends a White House ceremony March 13, 1961 in Washington, DC. (Photo by National Archive/Newsmakers)

 

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First Lady of the United States Jaqueline Kennedy holds a baby at the Institute of National Protection of Infants June 39, 1962 in Mexico. (Photo courtesy of Kennedy Library Archives/Newsmakers)

 

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Jackie Kennedy and friends, circa 1960s. (Photo by Fotosearch/Getty Images).

 

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Jackie Onassis at the International Center of Photography in New York City, November 6, 1978. (Photo by Tom Wargacki/WireImage)

 

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Jackie Onassis (Photo by Tom Wargacki/WireImage)

 

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John F Kennedy Junior, Jacqueline Kennedy, Caroline Kennedy, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip (behind) on the occasion of the dedication of the memorial to the assassinated United States president John F Kennedy at Runnymede alongside the River Thames in Surrey on 14th Mary 1965. (Photo by Ray Bellisario/Popperfoto/Getty Images)

 

Her outfits have also been immortalized in exhibits around the world, check out a few of those below:

 

Jackie, we thank you for your service, both to our country, and to fashion.

 

Amy Cooper is a writer and pop culture fact nerd, and on multiple occasions has been referred to as a “Walking iPod.”