Unseen Photos of a Style Icon: Jackie Kennedy Onassis in New York

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New York was the city Jackie Kennedy Onassis called home for three decades. A new book captures her love affair with Manhattan, twenty years after her death...

Twenty years on from her death, our fascination with Jackie Kennedy Onassis shows no sign of waining.

It’s easy to see why she is considered a true twentieth century icon – Jackie was a photographer’s dream. The wife of a president whose life was tragically cut short on a sunny day in Dallas in November 1964, the former first lady was glamorous, smart, beautiful and well-connected, and would go on to make Manhattan her home for the next three decades – even after remarrying.

New York Jackie: Pictures From Her Life in the City (£12.99; Chronicle Books) is an intimate portrait of her day to day, that’s far removed from the prying Capitol Hill cameras that documented the tragedy of her youth.

From her Fifth Avenue apartment Jackie was a quintessential New Yorker – whether running errands in those trademark sunglasses, riding her bike in Central Park with the children, campaigning to save Grand Central Station or walking to her book editing job down town, she became the poster girl for the Manhattan woman: always elegant, graceful and perfectly poised. In return, she was rewarded with a privacy that allowed her to live on her own terms until her death at just 64.

These images – many of which are previously unseen – capture that lust for life in the city she loved…

Photo by Larry Zumwalt/Pictorial Parade/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

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