Carolyn Bessette Kennedy

12 Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy Inspired Wedding Dresses

When Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy walked down the aisle on September 21, 1996, she forever changed the world of bridalwear. Before Bessette’s wedding to John F. Kennedy Jr. at First African Baptist Church on Cumberland Island, Georgia, it was Princess Diana’s elaborate tulle, taffeta, and lace gown with a 25-foot train—from her 1981 nuptials—that had set the trend for a generation of womens’ wedding gowns around the globe. Bessette’s dress, designed by her dear friend Narciso Rodriguez (the two worked together at Calvin Klein), was the ultimate antithesis of Diana’s ballgown—and broke all the bridal rules in the best way possible. It was strikingly simple and would come to define an era of minimalism, not just for bridal, but fashion as a whole.
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Why Carolyn Bessette Kennedy is the ‘90s style muse of the moment

In a somewhat surprising turn of events, one of the most insouciantly cool French women of our time has turned to an American for fashion inspiration. Jeanne Damas, creative director and founder of Rouje - renowned as a go-to label for pieces which will help you channel Gallic chic - has created a collection reimagining some of ‘90s style icon Carolyn Bessette Kennedy’s key looks for today.
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This Amazing Outfit Proves That Kendall Jenner Is Channeling Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy

Kendall Jenner has had something of a make-under of late, but don't mistake my meaning. It's a very good thing. The Insta-star and model usually wears something quite 'grammable - Bottega Veneta's zesty lime green dress, say, or Juliet Johnstone's butterfly-painted jeans - but for the past few months has been paring things back in the wardrobe department. Take last week's outfit, for example, when she stepped out wearing a quartet of classics: straight-leg jeans, a single-breasted overcoat, black ankle boots and gold hoop earrings. Autumn perfection.

How Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy Became A Style Icon – And 6 Ways To Channel Her Best Looks

Long before Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's relationship dominated headlines around the world, there was another couple who captured the attention of the world's media. John F Kennedy Jr and Carolyn Bessette started dating in 1994 and began to be perceived as America's answer to a royal couple. They married in 1996, only to tragically die in a plane crash just three years later. Now, FX and 20th Television have announced that their relationship will be the subject of a new American Story spinoff series.

JFK Jr. & Carolyn Bessette Kennedy Are Getting the Ryan Murphy Treatment

From the O.J. Simpson trial and Gianni Versace's murder, to the legendary feud between Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, Hollywood producer Ryan Murphy has made a name for himself by taking sensational events and cultural moments throughout history and giving them his signature, campy spin for the small screen. While...

We're Finally Getting a Show About Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy

Where you see Wikipedia articles about recent historical events, Ryan Murphy sees TV shows. The scripted series hitmaker has just signed on to make two more American Story anthology spinoffs: American Sports Story, and American Love Story, both with FX. And yeah... facts are, we'll be watching both. The first...

Vanessa Kirby is on her way to becoming a timeless beauty icon, like Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy

British actress Vanessa Kirby has just been nominated for a best actress Oscar at the 93rd Academy Awards, for her role in the emotionally charged film, Pieces of a Woman. We first fell in love with Kirby for her portrayal of a young Princess Margaret in the first two seasons of The Crown, and she hasn't put a fashion foot wrong since, serving up impeccable beauty looks from classic red lips to feline eyes and laminated eyebrows, accompanied by natural looking skin and hair.
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Carole Radziwill compares Meghan Markle to friend Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy

For Carole Radziwill, Meghan Markle’s tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey drew an eerie comparison to her friend Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy’s tragic last few months alive. The former “RHONY” star tweeted that Markle marrying into the royal family in 2018 sadly reminded her of Bessette becoming a Kennedy by marrying John F. Kennedy Jr. in 1996.

How The Manolo Made Famous By Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy Became The Designer’s Most “Eternal” Shoe

Manolo Blahnik is coy about how his Carolyne pump – a sleek slingback featuring an almond toe and a mid stiletto heel – became what he calls an “eternal shoe”. “It’s a comfortable shoe, a shoe that has no time – no matter what you do it will always look modern,” he tells British Vogue on the Carolyne’s 35th birthday. It is a sentiment that royal family members, First Ladies and Manolo fans alike agree with wholeheartedly. Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, the Duchess of Sussex, Ashley Olsen, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Selena Gomez have all worn the ladylike shoes, but Blahnik says he never intended the Carolyne to become a house signature.