From jogging in Central Park to attending galas at The Met, Jackie Kennedy Onassis's style never failed to impress—it was simply natural and effortless. Her modernized fashion sense introduced women of her generation to relaxed pants, pillbox hats, and oversized sunglasses, creating an iconic look that is still admired today. Following JFK's assassination in 1963, Kennedy retreated to New York City to begin a new life. New York Jackie: Pictures From Her Life in the City (April 2014, Chronicle Books), is a new tome dedicated to the icon's city years, featuring images of the former First Lady working as book editor at Viking Press, preserving Grand Central Station from demolition, and strolling in Central Park. "In many ways, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was a quintessential New Yorker," Nan A. Talese, senior vice president of Doubleday writes in the introduction. “She was gracious, elegant in the simplest way, and had a style that I will always think of as New York.”
Left, Mrs. Onassis is seen abord the Staten Island Ferry in the New York harbor, returning to Manhattan after touring the Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1976.