The Raffles Hotel Le Royal hosted the Jacqueline Kennedy Exhibition, opened with a speech by US Ambassador William A. Heidt and a ribbon cutting by Minister of Culture and Fine Arts Phoeurng Sackona.
Jacqueline Kennedy was one of the most prominent Americans of the 20th century. The wife of President John F. Kennedy was a celebrity and one of the great style icons of her era. Her influence on fashion remains to this day.
Present US First Lady Melania Trump wore a powder blue Ralph Lauren outfit to her husband’s inauguration that, as the fashion experts say, “harkened back to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis iconic style”. President Kennedy was assassinated in November 1963.
Jackie Kennedy later married Aristotle Onassis, changed her name to Jacqueline Onassis, and become widely known in the United States as “Jackie O”. Fifty years ago this month, she visited Cambodia to fulfill her youthful lifelong dream of visiting the ancient ruins of Angkor. Her visit to Cambodia was publicised on the cover of the famous American magazine Life.