Fashionable Gloves from Jackie Kennedy to Michael Jackson to Angelina and More

Jackie Kennedy's iconic brand lives on even today. Her death on May 19, 1994 marked the end of a great era for fashion conscious females. And while Michelle Obama is often referred to in the same breath, the romance of the Camelot Princess remains with us even today.

Her Beauty Her Style Her Fashion Forwardness Remain Forever with Us & Her Gloves

Jackie's beauty, concern for the welfare of her children and her fashion forwardness remain with us forever. The mystique and allure of Jackie extends from female to man and across the continents.

The brand she carefully crafted with the extreme care to her clothing and her jewelry set the stage for the American Camelot royalty. Was she different from everyone else simply because of her position - definitely not. Jackie set the standards for fashion.

Jackie Kennedy Onassis July 28, 1929 - May 19, 1994

Sadly Jackie departed us in 1994, after being diagnosed a year before with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a form of cancer.

Jackie Kennedy's iconic brand lives on even today. Her death on May 19, 1994 marked the end of a great era for fashion conscious females. And while Michelle Obama is often referred to in the same breath, the romance of the Camelot Princess remains with us even today.

Jackie Kennedy Wearing Gloves Photo with Her Family

Jackie Kennedy and family - Jackie is Wearing Gloves
Jackie Kennedy and family - Jackie is Wearing Gloves

Long Formal White Evening Gloves

Jackie Kennedy sitting pretty in pink with long white gloves
Jackie Kennedy sitting pretty in pink with long white gloves

A Short History of Gloves

Tayler Hartly gives a delightful short history of the "glove" - from mittens and crude coverings simply in the time of Herodus in 440 BC to protect his hands from the bramble in his garden to the refined art of glove making in England and esteemed "glove maker guild".


Function and Fashion for Cold Weather

Michael Jackson's White Glove Brings $48,000

Her Attention to Detail

A visual review of Jackie found not just a savvy fashion model. She walked the talk. Yes, the reports that she refused to be photographed smoking are probably true. But if you look at all the photos in history, you will see a theme. A consistent theme of elegance and refinement.

Her Gloves - From Wedding Day to State Dinners to Equestrian Outings to Funerals

The historical accounts of Jackie and President John F. Kennedy are delightful. A visual review of her affinity not just to jewelry but also to gloves was surprising. Note how often she wore gloves - formal affairs of state are expected but look closely and you will see event after event with her gloves!

Perhaps you would say, that was a period of fashion history that was different and others wore gloves too! And part of that is true - but look at the photos. They speak for themselves.

If we study the photographs, we will take particular note of her black gloves which is apparently when she is in the later part of her life. This photo I feel tells us allot about Jackie and her affinity for gloves. The fashionable lady next to Jackie is not wearing gloves and yet Jackie wearing black gloves. Jackie's affinity for gloves is unmistakable throughout her life and fashion career - white, black or even riding gloves!

Her fashion career - yes, her fashion career! Jackie and her outfits were analyzed throughout the media during her life and the analysis or talk of the town continues even today.

For me, after age 40 I see the real need for gloves. But more importantly, as we learn more about bacteria I have to wonder by we don't dispense with sanitized creams/lotions and wear more gloves. Then I would want to shake their hand - oh, I mean shake their gloved hand.

Gloves an Important Part of Her Costume

You may wish to call me out on her career of "fashion" but even Jackie refers to her clothing as a "costume". There are documented letters of Jackie referring to her clothing choices as "costumes". And where did she say she would get her gloves from in these written, personal letters? From none other than Berghoff Goodman.

Later in Life - Change of History - No Gloves

The photos prove that Jackie fastidiously wore gloves throughout every event in her life - as long as fashion would allow it and even a little bit beyond. The photos showcase that it wasn't until later in her life and when fashion mandated "no gloves" that we finally see photos of Jackie without gloves.

Many Different Gloves - All On Jackie Kennedy

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Jackie Kennedy wearing gloves with her wedding dress and veil
Jackie Kennedy wearing gloves with her wedding dress and veil
Jackie Kennedy wearing gloves
Jackie Kennedy wearing gloves
Jackie Kennedy wearing gloves
Jackie Kennedy wearing gloves
Jackie Kennedy wearing gloves
Jackie Kennedy wearing gloves
Jackie Kennedy wearing gloves in a pink evening gown
Jackie Kennedy wearing gloves in a pink evening gown
Jackie Kennedy wearing gloves standing next to Ted Kennedy  waving
Jackie Kennedy wearing gloves standing next to Ted Kennedy waving

Jackie Kennedy and Her Hat Iconic Pearls and Gloves

Jackie Kennedy wearing gloves, hat and her iconic three strand pearl necklace
Jackie Kennedy wearing gloves, hat and her iconic three strand pearl necklace

Jackie Kennedy Wearing Gloves Casually and Formally

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Jackie Kennedy Casually Wearing Gloves and Sun GlassesJackie Kennedy Wearing Gloves in Business Formal Attire Standing with her husband John F Kennedy
Jackie Kennedy Casually Wearing Gloves and Sun Glasses
Jackie Kennedy Casually Wearing Gloves and Sun Glasses
Jackie Kennedy Wearing Gloves in Business Formal Attire Standing with her husband John F Kennedy
Jackie Kennedy Wearing Gloves in Business Formal Attire Standing with her husband John F Kennedy
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Jackie Kennedy and a friend - Jackie is wearing black glovesJackie and Onasis - Jackie is not wearing gloves and carrying one of her signature hand bags
Jackie Kennedy and a friend - Jackie is wearing black gloves
Jackie Kennedy and a friend - Jackie is wearing black gloves
Jackie and Onasis - Jackie is not wearing gloves and carrying one of her signature hand bags
Jackie and Onasis - Jackie is not wearing gloves and carrying one of her signature hand bags
Jackie Kennedy in a casual photo wearing no gloves
Jackie Kennedy in a casual photo wearing no gloves

Fashion Fun with Gloves - Other Functions - Blouses Scarves and Rugs

blouse made of different gloves
blouse made of different gloves | Source

Artist Rachel Denny's Functional Glove Rug

Artist Rachel Dennys' functional glove rug with thousands of gloves
Artist Rachel Dennys' functional glove rug with thousands of gloves
JFK and Jackie Kennedy wearing gloves
JFK and Jackie Kennedy wearing gloves
JFK and Jackie Kennedy wearing gloves
JFK and Jackie Kennedy wearing gloves

Great Place to Shop for Great Gloves

From summer gloves to evening gloves to simply fun gloves, Cornelia James offers some of the world's best loves. If you are desire variety, then you must visit this website. The day time gloves offer fun animal print contrasts and feminine bows. And then are fashion gloves to take your outfit up to the next level. Don't forget the lace gloves, check out the fingerless lace gloves.

This is the very same company who serves Great Britain's royalty. This glove designer and manufacture has received the honor granting a Royal Warrant.

Royal Warrants

"Royal warrants of appointment have been issued for centuries to tradespeople who supply goods or services to a royal court or certain royal personages."

New Trend for Gloves

Glove rugs and glove blouses are not likely to create a trend, but the likelihood of the return of the elegant and yet protective glove? Very probable. Even one person predicted gloves for Fall 2010 fashions.

Gloves Beyond Fashion - Also Functional

Gloves for working, riding horses continues to day. Golf gloves and now "pilate gloves" are prevalent. Swim gloves offer a wonderful way to add resistance to your swim fitness and water aerobic routines. The protection of your hands is an essential function.

Germs - Gloves Needed

And in the medical profession today, gloves are now mandatory. But what about gloves for real life? We know the spread of MRSA is from hand to face. We have issued extensive hand washing protocol for protection at hospitals and schools. Shaking hands remains an important business protocol but the germs involved, as science has now taught us, are potentially harmful even deadly to those with impaired immune systems such as the elderly.

Aging Populace - Changing the Fashion Mores

Will the functional need for protection from germs change the fashion mores here in the United States and see the re-emergence of gloves? Or does fashion just always repeat itself?

What are your thoughts on Jackie's gloves?

Pink Glove Dance - for Cancer Awareness

Angelina Jolie and Fashionable Gloves in The Tourist

Angelina Jolie with long gloves
Angelina Jolie with long gloves

Modern Day Celebrities and Fashion Gloves

Update - look at Angelina Jolie from the movie The Tourist - these gloves come complete with buttons for viewing a gold watch!

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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

What a great fashion hub - I love the rug - how creative! Honestly, I think wearing gloves not only looks great but think of all the germs it eliminates that we pass with handshakes. Many other cultures bow but do not shake hands - and you are so right - what about MRSA?

I wear my beautiful gloves as long as I can, well into spring - and I get a million compliments.

Ah, fashion used to make a lot of sense.

Thanks for such a creative hub with the greatest photos!


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Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US

I was thinking lately myself how I would love the glove to come back into style and also with the germ connection besides beauty. I really do not think Jackie was beautiful but her style and class and carriage made her royalty real, you never noticed a flaw. She went through much she did not deserve and kept her head high and her pride. I don't think we will ever have a first lady to equal her.


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GmaGoldie 6 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin Author

BkCreative,

I too wear my gloves as long as I can - that is the one thing about winter I like!


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GmaGoldie 6 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin Author

Pollannalan,

You are absolutely correct - Jackie was flawless. She really created one of the first truly great brands. To loose family to such tragic deaths - such as shame. Died way too soon. So much pain. So very sad. You are absolutely correct. Thank you for stopping by and sharing.


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breakfastpop 6 years ago

I love gloves. Jackie was a fashion icon, that is for sure.


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Nan Mynatt 5 years ago from Illinois

Jackie was born to be first lady. She was French and showed the elegance of the great fashion world. I have winter gloves, leather gloves, and summer gloves for formal ocassions and church. They protect the hands even in the summer from germs. Great pictures of a pass era.


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GmaGoldie 5 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin Author

Nan Mynatt,

I need summer gloves! Wow - you are a trend setter! Thank you for sharing and encouraging us!

The germ thing is beginning to be noticed but gloves just simply look elegant - winter and summer too!


Andy 5 years ago

I happened upon this site because of an interest in gloves. I Jackie was certainly very stylish indeed. And for those with an interest in gloves and their history, check out this: http://www.goleathergloves.com/history-of-gloves.h...


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GmaGoldie 5 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin Author

Andy,

I love that website - thank you for sharing! I just re-watched the Titanic and noted the gloves. Gloves simply make sense and I do sincerely hope there is a return in fashion for gloves. The only thing in spring I miss is my gloves. I vote for spring and summer gloves too!


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TCDesign 5 years ago from Southern California

Wow, what a thoughtful and in depth article! Living in SoCal limits my need for the accessorie but I still own a few pairs just in case!


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Dolores Monet 4 years ago from East Coast, United States

Jackie's gloves were certainly part of her classic style, and a must have accessory of the day. There was something so refined in a lady who wore gloves. Me, I'm glad that the glove thing is in the past. I have wearing gloves, even when I should.


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GmaGoldie 4 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin Author

TC Design,

Oh, I am jealous - love the warm weather even more than gloves!

Dolores Monet,

I miss the formality of years past. I see more and more trends towards dresses and less jeans. I admire Madonnas use of gloves. I am not that daring. And when trendy arrives, it takes me at least 24 months to adopt it. I may love fashion that fashion has to find me, I don't seek it out and am never the trendsetter.

I am huge glove person around the house - I have specific pairs of gloves for cleaning, gardening and DIY. Of course, they are all very frilly in bright pink and fun purple but of course!

Thank you so much for stopping by. Love, love your work!

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    About the Artist Rachel Denny

    Rachel Denny's artwork mimics nature with the exuberance of colliding the urban world with nature's best. Her use of common materials such as the "glove rug" is just one unusual presentation. Best known for her nature and her "Buckshot" and her "Garden of Delights", Denny has exhibited around the world from Australia to Seattle.


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