#TBT: Jackie O was the definition of elegance when she visited Ireland in 1967
Published 27/10/2016 | 11:40
This week, we went way (way) back.
We took a break from revisiting some of our favourite Irish celebrities' faux pas during the Celtic Tiger years to revisit one of the most iconic foreign visits in modern Irish history - Jackie O's visit to Ireland in 1967.
The former US First Lady landed to a hero's welcome at Shannon Airport, where she was joined by her children Caroline and John Jr. After some select official engagements, the family enjoyed a month-long holiday on our shores travelling to Waterford, Wexford and Clare. The trip was honouring a promise she made to her late husband ho fell in love with Ireland during his 1963 visit.
At a state banquet at St. Patrick's Hall in Dublin Castle, she was the epitome of elegance in a colour block gown and white fur shawl with matching gloves.
Later in the evening, her dress detail was revealed to be of colourful asymmetric design with her famous bouffant stealing the show as she chatted with former Taoiseach Jack Lynch and his wife Máirín.
For a meeting with former President Éamon de Valera and his wife Sinéad at Áras an Uachtaráin, the style icon wore one of her signature looks - a knee length coat by designer Oleg Cassini.
All pictures are part of the Independent Ireland Newspapers/NLI Collection