Sunday, July 19, 2009
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY CAROLINE KENNEDY SCHLOSSBERG
In an era of overdressed, elaborate weddings she managed to come off as an elegant sport of fine taste. When Caroline Kennedy married Ed Schlossberg on July 19, 1986 she wore a stunner of a gown, simple in design and embellishment for it's time. The jewel necked, long waisted, silk organza gown gathered into a long train. Celebrating her heritage, the bodice was embroidered with hundreds of lace shamrocks that bordered the neckline and hem as well. We have Caroline Kennedy to thank for introducing us to one of the most gifted designers of all time, Carolina Herrera. Herrera launched her first couture collection in 1981, adding a fur line three years later. Carolina Hererra Bridal premiered in 1987 right after she designed Caroline Kennedy's wedding gown
The wedding took place at Our Lady of Victory, a small country church in Centerville. The tiny Cape Cod town is only a few miles from Hyannis Port and Saint Francis Xavier, the Kennedy's home church. St. Francis was of course the family's first choice but a Saturday afternoon Mass could not be cancelled (not even for a Kennedy Wedding?).