As the glamorous Kennedys took the White House in 1961, Jackie appointed famed designer, and family friend,Oleg Cassini, as her personal Secretary of Style." From classic pillbox hats to casually elegant daywear and empire dresses, Cassini created an enduring look for the stylish Mrs. Kennedy, and she became a fashion muse for the ages.Meanwhile, women across the country enthusiastically copied her look,one that endures today and that transformed Jackie into one of the most beloved style icons of all time. Jackie and Cassini showcases the fashions and details the collaborations of an extraordinary teaming of designer and muse.
Lauren Marino is a writer, collabourator, and longtime book editor and publishing executive who has worked on multiple bestsellers, including What Would Jackie Do? An Inspired Guide to Distinctive Living. She was founding editor and Editorial Director at Gotham Books, and worked at Broadway Books, Hyperion, Miramax Books, and HarperCollins. She has lectured and taught at the Summer Publishing Institute at the NYU School of Professional Studies, the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival, the Faulkner Words and Music Festival, and the American Society of Journalists and Authors. She lives in New York City.