Now Trending: Jackie O Tailoring

Modern tailoring is the last word in O.G. first lady chic

Words and Styling by ALISON EDMOND


First ladies of days past will forever be fashion inspirations, and perhaps none is as lauded for her legendary style as Jacqueline Kennedy. While she loved European couturiers, such as Christian Dior and Givenchy, it was the tailored wardrobe made for her by American designer Oleg Cassini that defined her distinctive look — one that the industry continues to emulate season after season. Spring versions of her classic suits popped up on many runways this year, from the modern, elongated interpretation at Balmain, to Maje’s youthful take on the iconic jacket with shorts. We can all be first ladies this month.


BALMAIN jacket, $2,559, T-shirt, $315, and skirt, $2,302, and TOD’S heels, $695.



CHANEL jacket, $8,350. Stylist’s own earrings, seen throughout.



MAJE jacket, $490, and shorts, $295, FURLA bag, $498, and TOD’S heels, $695.



PRADA jacket, $2,810, and skirt, $1,560, and STUART WEITZMAN heels, $395.



ST. JOHN jacket, $1,695, top, $495, and skirt, $595, FURLA bag, $548, and AGL heels, $400.


Model: SALANYA INMAUNG at Photogenics
Hair: PETE LAMDEN from Chris McMillan Salon using Hair Rituel by Sisley Paris
Makeup: CHRISTIAN McCULLOCH at Lowe & Co. Worldwide using Kosas Cosmetics


Feature image: DIOR jacket, $4,400, top, $1,900, and skirt, $3,400, and STUART WEITZMAN heels, $395.


This story originally appeared in the March 2020 issue of C Magazine.

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