Celebrating Jackie O's iconic style

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Celebrating Jackie O's iconic style
One of many letters written by our former First Lady to Marita O'Connor of Bergdorf Goodman. In this letter, she asks O'Connor to "check with Mrs. Vreeland of Harper's Bazaar as to what material she suggests for hat to go with fawn Zuckerman coat." Clearly Jackie had friends in high places!
Jackie was radiant in green while she enjoyed a picnic with friends.
The First Lady wore a chic coat and gloves at an event in Washington, D.C.
At JFK's Inaugural Ball, Jackie stole the show in her elegant dress and coat.
Jackie was glowing during an official visit to Paris, wearing  Alaskine (wool and silk) created by Oleg Cassini, and a pillbox hat created by Roy Halston Frowick.
JFK and Jackie met French President General de Gaulle at the Elysee Palace on June 2, 1960 in Paris.
Pregnant and glowing, Jackie rocked a long trench coat.
Proudly holding newborn son John, Jackie wore a chic black suit and matching hat.
Jackie sparkled in this strapless gown while visiting India.
The First Lady looked pretty in a dress and coat in the White House.
Jacqueline Kennedy looking stylish as she rides through the fields near Woodtown House, in Waterford, southern Ireland, June 16, 1967.
Looking as fashionable as ever, Jacqueline Kennedy smiles as she leaves a private Easter service at the Kennedy family home in Palm Beach Fla., on April 14, 1963.
Jacqueline Kennedy stuns photographers in red at the christening of the USS John F. Kennedy.
Jackie rocks a light blue silk dress while visiting the Prime Minister in India.
Jacqueline Kennedy lifts the skirt of her inaugural ball gown as she and her husband, President-elect John F. Kennedy, leave their Georgetown home in the snowfall en route to the inaugural concert in Washington, D.C.
Even in cockpit of their sailboat, Jackie O manages to look marvelous.
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Today, we celebrate the birthday of one of the most iconic figures in American (and fashion) history, Jackie Kennedy Onassis! The former first lady was born on July 28, 1929 in Southampton, New York and then went on to become first lady and much more. Known for her classic American style and ever-so-present chic hats and scarves, Jackie O has truly left her mark on fashion.

In fact, letters Jackie had written were recently auctioned in conjunction with the 50-year anniversary of the Kennedy Assassination. In them, Jackie writes to Marita O'Connor of Bergdorf Goodman containing requests for hats, accessories, and other garments, and many of the letters had sketches penned by Jackie herself.

Click through the gallery above to see one of the letters, and a few of our favorite Jackie O style moments. Then check out The Story of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

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