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Jackie Kennedy’s Outfit From The Day JFK Died Shouldn’t Be A Fashion Symbol

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief

Apparently some people are unaware that American tragedies, like the assassination of John F. Kennedy, aren’t meant to be exploited to make fashion statements.

Several models during the Moschino Women’s Fall/Winter 2018/2019 Collection Fashion Show in Milan, Italy recently wore outfits inspired by the one Jackie Kennedy wore the day her husband was murdered in Dallas, Texas.

MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 21: Models are seen backstage ahead of the Moschino show during Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2018/19 on February 21, 2018 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Moschino)

MILAN, ITALY – FEBRUARY 21: Models are seen backstage ahead of the Moschino show during Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2018/19 on February 21, 2018 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Moschino)

I can’t believe I actually have to ask this, but what the hell were the designers and models thinking? Jackie Kennedy watched her husband’s head get blown apart by a bullet, and then had scramble to cover with Secret Service agents.

It was one of the darkest hours in American history. It’s not a moment to make light of by celebrating her outfit. How dumb do you have to be to believe that this was a good idea? It’s beyond any reasonable explanation for why this happened.

Everybody involved with this situation should be disgusted with themselves. I’m very open to people doing just about whatever they want. I think it’s ridiculous and a waste of time to get after the way people dress. I truly believe that, but using the outfit a woman wore as she watched her husband die is absurd. There’s no excuse for this stunt at all.

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