Carolyn Bessette Kennedy: A Life in Fashion

Carolyn Bessette Kennedy: A Life in Fashion

By Sunita Kumar Nair
Foreword by Gabriela Hearst
Preface by Edward Enninful Obe


Price: $50.00

  • Publication Date: November 7, 2023
  • Imprint: Abrams Books
  • Trim Size: 9 x 10 78
  • ISBN: 9781419767197
  • Page Count: 256
  • Illustrations: 150 color images
  • Rights: World English

The first book of its kind, Carolyn Bessette Kennedy: A Life in Fashion pays homage to the style icon’s timeless, distinguished beauty and legacy

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. This book is the ultimate commemoration of Carolyn Bessette Kennedy’s style, fashion code, and the impact she left behind nearly two decades later.

About the author

Sunita Kumar Nair is a fashion and creative director who has worked in the industry for over a decade with leading publications such as Dazed*, Sunday Times Style,WWD, Vanity Fair, and on the masthead with W magazine in New York. Working with the highest echelons of her industry, her clients have included Christian Louboutin, Estée Lauder, and Saks 5th Ave. Sunita Kumar Nair brings her cool femininity and her curatorial approach to every creative project. Her debut book is a testament to her taste and vision and that of Carolyn Bessette Kennedy.