FIRST LADY OF STYLE: Gerard Darel has launched a capsule collection inspired by Jackie Kennedy.
The line, which goes on sale this week in a selection of stores in France and on the French fashion label’s Web site, is designed to coincide with the exhibition “Elle s’appelait Jackie” (“Her Name Was Jackie” in English) taking place at the Galerie Ferrero in Nice until the end of May.
The pieces are inspired by the former First Lady’s off-duty style, with casual chic items such as cashmere sweaters, cotton poplin shirts, flared jeans, a trenchcoat, a striped top and sailor pants. Prices range from 45 euros, or $50, for a T-shirt to 375 euros, or $425, for a suede skirt.
In 1996, Gerard Darel purchased Kennedy’s pearl necklace at an auction at Sotheby’s in New York and subsequently produced replicas of the necklace in various colors.