People | Carolyn Bessette

Not only was Carolyn Bessette wife to the irresistibly handsome John F. Kennedy Jr. or daughter-in-law to the socialite of all socialites respectfully (a woman of impeccable taste herself) the former first lady Jackie O, Bessette is the woman who defined understated cool. Narcsio Rodriguez designed her wedding dress (fact) and I like to believe Manolo named his signature sling-back pumps after her (however this is probably not true therefore do not quote me on it) because the shoe is a perfect representation of her style (plus it is named Carolyn'e'). Her effortless style has influenced many designers and self-proclaimed fashionistas alike. Bessette was the "it" girl of the 90's. Her perfect white-blonde locks; bare face with bold red lips; white button downs; neutral color palettes; wide leg crop denim and oversized birkins, never looked as if she was trying, yet she was always the best dressed in the room. The late Carolyn Bessette defined minimalism and her influence on fashion, whether you know it or not, is more alive than ever.

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