FashionSpeak Fridays: Jackie and Cassini: A Fashion Love Affair
Friday, October 7
The legendary Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis remains the first lady of fashion for legions of fans around the world—thanks largely to her collaborations with iconic designer Oleg Cassini.
As the glamorous Kennedys took the White House in 1961, first lady Jackie appointed famed designer (and her good friend) Oleg Cassini, as her personal “Secretary of Style.” From the classic pillbox hats, casual elegance, and A-line and empire dresses, Cassini created an enduring look for the stylish Mrs. Kennedy, and she became a fashion muse for the ages. Meanwhile, women across the country enthusiastically copied her look—one that endures today and that transformed Jackie into one of the most beloved style icons of all time. Cassini designed hundreds of looks for the first lady, including the iconic satin gown worn to the Inaugural Ball in 1961.
Join Jackie and Cassini: A Fashion Love Affair author Lauren Marino for a special evening detailing the collaboration of this one-of-a-kind team of designer and muse.
Lauren Marino is a writer, collaborator, and longtime book editor and publishing executive who has worked on multiple bestsellers, including What Would Jackie Do? An Inspired Guide to Distinctive Living. She was founding editor and Editorial Director at Gotham Books, and worked at Broadway Books, Hyperion, Miramax Books, and HarperCollins.
Jackie and Cassini Style is highly encouraged! Books will be available for purchase.