May 1, 2012

{The Duchess of Cambridge & Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis}

[This is a reprint from the UK's Telegraph by Gordon Rayner, Chief Reporter. 27 Apr 2012]

Amanda Wakeley said the Duchess had become such a powerful trend-setter, particularly in the US, that she bore comparison with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the former wife of President John F Kennedy.

“I think she really has the potential to become a modern-day Jackie O,” she said. “She has a big impact on fashion. It always amuses me how much more, despite her being British, how much more the impact is in America.

“Whatever she chooses to wear is neat and quite youthful and it’s always occasion appropriate and that’s hard. This is a big role that she has and she always seems to get it right.”

Miss Wakeley spoke about her most famous client for the forthcoming documentary The Royals: Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, which will be shown on CNN International on May 4.

In the same programme, the president of the US arm of the fashion chain LK Bennett came close to confirming reports that the British brand had only branched out to the US two years ago because of the huge awareness generated by the Duchess wearing its products. ~

[For another post on Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, click here.]

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