This Day in Fashion History: The Debut of the Pillbox Hat

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On this day in fashion history, Jacqueline Kennedy debuted one of her key looks. She famously wore on of designer Halston’s famous pillbox hats to her husband’s presidential inauguration on January 20th, 1961. The pillbox hat became one of Jacqueline Kennedy’s defining fashion statements.

Designer Halston was known for his whimsical designs. Kennedy’s choice to accessorize with his design put Halston on the fashion map. After a very fashionable inauguration, Halston began dressing some of the most famous women in the world, including Liza Minnelli, Rita Hayworth, and Marlene Dietrich!

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