jfk-and-jackie:

Happy Birthday Jacqueline Kennedy! | July 28, 1929 – May 19, 1994

"She epitomized elegance in the post–World War II era. There’s never been a first lady like Jacqueline Kennedy, not only because she was so beautiful but because she was able to name an entire era ‘Camelot’ … no other first lady in the 20th century will be able to have that aura. She’s become an icon." —Historian Douglas Brinkley



forevercamelot:

Sen. John F. Kennedy, with his wife Jacqueline on the family yacht “Marlin.”, July 19 1960


clamberskull:

Jackie O’s wedding dress for her wedding to JFK in 1953 was designed by the African American designer Ann Lowe. She wasn’t credited openly at the time and even as a fashion designer I only just learned about her. 

She also designed dresses worn by Oscar winners and debutantes. She worked for other houses and also ran her own eponymous line in New York for many years. She sought to “to prove that a Negro can become a major dress designer.” And her elite client list shows that she met her goal. She learned to sew from her mother and continued her trade even when glaucoma threatened her vision. 

Had to share the history of this amazing black woman. Lighting a candle to her today. 


bendhistory:

 ”I feel more cruelly every day what I have lost—I always would have rather lost my life than lost Jack.” - Jacqueline Kennedy


tedkennedyswife:

1964, Jackie, Joan, Ted & Eunice visit the site of the JFK library. 


johnandjacqueline:

What is particularly striking about those photos from Dallas is that they show a couple who seemed to be so genuinely happy together in those hours before tragedy struck. Jackie is radiant, Jack is determined and confident. They are at their very best right before they are at their end - youthful and full of promise. It recalls other images that evoke this feeling that has always distinguished them in the minds and memories of Americans. For me, these pictures juxtaposed together create a vivid sense of the sadness of Dallas and what was lost that afternoon - a sense of why people feel that loss so keenly.


What is particularly striking about those photos from Dallas is that they show a couple who seemed to be so genuinely happy together in those hours before tragedy struck. Jackie is radiant, Jack is determined and confident. They are at their very best right before they are at their end - youthful and full of promise. It recalls other images that evoke this feeling that has always distinguished them in the minds and memories of Americans. For me, these pictures juxtaposed together create a vivid sense of the sadness of Dallas and what was lost that afternoon - a sense of why people feel that loss so keenly.



america-runs-on-kennedy:

Reblog this if you are in the Kennedy fandom. Let’s show the JFK library how many of us there really are!


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