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Fashion in the 1960's was far, far off from the decade that preceded it. The sixties was all about skin, sex and drugs. Now even though it was a time for the hippies to peace out with their pipes and for girls to run around in almost nothing out came a fashion icon whose timeless style still has her revered today.

Jackie Kennedy, Due in part to her French ancestry, Jackie had always felt a bond with France which was reinforced by her schooling there. This was a love that would later be reflected in many aspects of her life, such as the menus she chose for White House state dinners and her taste in clothing. She spoke French, Spanish, and Italian fluently, and she preferred her name to be pronounced in the French fashion. She had a strong preference for French haute couture clothes designers, but these clothes were expensive, and she feared wearing them might be perceived as disloyalty to American designers. She often got around such restrictions by having American dressmakers like Chez Ninon in New York copy or adapt contemporary French designs for her. For her state wardrobe, she chose the Hollywood designer Oleg Cassini. During her days as First Lady, she would become a fashion icon domestically and internationally. (Wikipedia)

Now back to the sex, drugs and rock and rolling style of the sixties. Edie Sedgwick. In 1964, Sedgwick moved to New York

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