July 16, 2019 12:32 PM   Subscribe

They fascinated the public, not because of all of the possessions they accumulated but because of all the things they seemed to shun: ostentation, flamboyance, narcissism. Even as they lived in plain sight on the streets of New York City, they were a glimmering, beguiling mystery presumably to all but their inner circle.” An appreciation of the style of JFK, Jr. and Carolyn Bessette Kennedy on the 20th anniversary of their deaths by the Washington Post‘s Pulitzer-Prize-winning fashion critic, Robin Givhan.
posted by sallybrown (3 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
until the second sentence i was sure this going to be about the collyer brothers
posted by entropicamericana at 12:38 PM on July 16, 2019 [2 favorites]

Vanity Fair: Inside John F. Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette’s Fraught Final Summer
For 20 years Carole Radziwill ignored the interview requests that rolled into her email inbox each June and July.

The journalist and ex-Real Housewife had no interest in publicly revisiting the summer of 1999, the most painful one in her life—when she lost not only her husband, Anthony Radziwill, to cancer, but also, just weeks earlier, lost her close friends John F. Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette in a shocking plane crash. This year, however, Radziwill found herself considering the press requests differently.

“I started thinking about legacy instead of privacy ...
posted by purpleclover at 3:59 PM on July 16, 2019

Good Lord how is that 20 years ago?
posted by billiebee at 5:11 PM on July 16, 2019 [4 favorites]

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