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Jackie Kennedy — I must've been in my 40s before I realized how perfect her sense of style was. Every summer, the black T-shirt, white jeans, and Gucci bag. Everything was simple and classic and elegant, so her mind could focus on more important things, like art and music and poetry and literature.
Unlike her composure during the late President’s funeral, Jackie Kennedy Onassis, broke down in tears in 1972 when she visited his grave, openly weeping in a way she never had at the time of the President’s funeral and burial nine years earlier. She ignored the photographers who snapped away at her which suggested it was proof that she still grieved more for her first husband than she loved her second husband.
The love of a mother for her son.... ‘I am aware of the pressures you will always have to endure as a Kennedy, despite the fact that you came into this world an innocent. You, among all others, have a place in history. Whatever path you choose, I can only ask you and Caroline to continue to make the Kennedy family proud and, especially, to continue to be proud of yourselves. Remain faithful to those who love you…’ -- Jackie’s last letter to her son John Jr (1994)