One doesn't become a style icon without a signature look. For Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, that meant delicate white gloves, tailored pink pencil skirts, silky white pearls and anything that exhibits effortless class and sheer elegance. Her fashion trademark created a tangible platform for women to mirror across the globe while also starting the trend for future First Ladies to come.
The First Lady of fashion definitely portrayed herself with her own modern stature, abiding by her own personal styles while having the public gaze in awe over her beautifully crafted gowns. Luckily, Ben-Amun has played a role in this First Lady’s legendary wardrobe. In 1989, Jacqueline (styled as Jackie O) attended a dinner at the Kennedy Library with her own personal addition, the gold ball-embellished cuff that has made headlines since the day it debuted.
The cuff demanded worldwide attention as it graced the covers of newspapers and magazines, the public infatuated over what she was wearing and where they could get one of their own. This cuffs later sold in Sotheby’s auction for $29,000.