11 Aug WHAT IF JACKIE ONASSIS & KATHARINE HEPBURN SHARED A CLOSET?
I’m sure upon reading the above question, you might wonder what the heck is Christos thinking?!
As I looked for inspiration for my forthcoming Eureka by Christos Garkinos collection (debuting this August on HSN), the overall theme came to me quite easily. These two iconic women have always had a special place in this Michigan boy’s heart.
I was obsessed with their singular style. Their ability to set trends, not wear them. Strong, independent women who dressed for themselves, and maybe for a man or two in their lives.
Most people (including myself) loved the Camelot years of Jackie Kennedy—with the timeless designs that inspired millions of women to buy pill box hats, sheath dresses, and gloves to dress up an outfit. However, being Greek , I was particularly attracted to her time with Aristotle Onassis. I think her experience with island life in Greece, broadened and loosened up her style. You would see Jackie O in prints, scarves, and a little less structure.
Katherine Hepburn. Oh my, can we talk about her ability to pull off a men’s wear suit, while at the same time wear a gown with a georgette sleeve—in the same movie?!
I was always struck about how her clothes always told a story. Whether it be her bantering with Spencer Tracey in Philadelphia Story, or being in nature with Henry Fonda in On Golden Pond—her style would propel the storyline.
Many of my fashionista gal pals share their things with their friends. A favorite bag, shoe, jacket. It’s their way of super sizing their style. And so I thought, could you imagine if Jackie Onassis and Katherine Hepburn shared a closet?
See it all unfurl on HSN this August!