JACKIE: STILL IN STYLE
Byline: Julie Naughton
NEW YORK — Seven years after her death — and 40 years after Camelot began — Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is still one of the hottest tickets in town. Within the next four weeks, four new books and two cosmetics companies will pay tribute to America’s most stylish First Lady.
Prescriptives will launch its limited-edition Camelot Collection at Bergdorf Goodman the last week in April. It is timed to coincide with the opening of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Jacqueline Kennedy exhibit, which is sponsored by cosmetics giant, L’Oreal. It will feature more than 80 costumes, including many of the outfits that Jackie wore during her historic visit to Paris in 1961. According to a L’Oreal spokesperson: “In supporting the exhibit, L’Oreal hopes to focus attention on an extraordinary time in the life of Jacqueline Kennedy — a woman who remains an icon of beauty, style and culture.”
Prescriptives’ Camelot Collection also is tied into one of the new Jackie O books, Pamela Clark Keogh’s “Jackie Style.” Darac, Prescriptives’ director of artistic development, did the sketches and makeup direction for the book, which is coming out this month.
The Camelot collection includes new colors of Prescriptives lipsticks, eye shadow, face tint, eyeliner, bronzer as well as a new foundation, Virtual Velvet Skin. Two collections are available — warm and cool — and each includes a pewter beaded clutch purse. Each collection retails for $175.