CBK: Carolyn Bessette Kennedy: A Life in Fashion (Hardcover)

CBK: Carolyn Bessette Kennedy: A Life in Fashion By Sunita Kumar Nair, Gabriela Hearst (Foreword by), Edward Enninful Obe (Preface by) Cover Image
By Sunita Kumar Nair, Gabriela Hearst (Foreword by), Edward Enninful Obe (Preface by)
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Fashion and creative director Sunita Kumar Nair presents Carolyn Bessette Kennedy: A Life in Fashion, which pays homage to the style icon’s timeless, distinguished beauty, and legacy in the first book of its kind.

Foreword by Gabriela Hearst, award-winning designer to First Lady Jill Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris

Preface by Edward Enninful, OBE, Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue

Long blonde hair, an iconic red lip, and effortless style—all signatures of fashion icon Carolyn Bessette Kennedy. Carolyn used fashion as her medium. She hadn’t found her voice yet in front of the camera as Mrs. Kennedy, so she let her fashion speak to the world for her. With her attention to detail, strict color palette, and unique, unidentifiable looks with the brand labels deliberately removed, she was the essence of class—no label would ever define her. She didn’t choose to abide by the typical patrician standard expected from a woman of her position who had married into a family dynasty; instead, she did the unexpected and wore her revolutionary clothes with aplomb, confidence, and grace.

Featuring spectacular photography and design, Carolyn Bessette Kennedy: A Life in Fashion gathers the greats in the fashion world to speak of her timeless style and presents never-before-published personal anecdotes from friends and family, including such fashion luminaries as Graydon Carter, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Manolo Blahnik, Wes Gordon, Tory Burch, and Samira Nasr. This book is the ultimate commemoration of Carolyn Bessette Kennedy’s style, fashion code, and the impact she left behind nearly two decades later.

Includes Color Images

About the Author

Sunita Kumar Nair is a fashion and creative director who has worked in the industry for almost 14 years with leading publications such as Dazed*, Sunday Times Style under Isabella Blow, W magazine in New York, and Vanity Fair. Working in the highest echelons of her industry, her clients have included Christian Louboutin, Estée Lauder, and Louis Vuitton. Carolyn Bessette Kennedy: A Life in Fashion is a testament to her taste and vision and that of Carolyn Bessette Kennedy.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781419767197
ISBN-10: 1419767194
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: November 7th, 2023
Pages: 256
Language: English