Nadine Lustre’s Jackie 1961 in plexiglass: A showstopper at Gucci’s reopening

Lustre effortlessly commanded the spotlight with her iconic accessory—and truly left everyone in awe.

Nadine Lustre at Gucci Makati

In the heart of Greenbelt 4, Manila’s fashion elite celebrated the highly anticipated grand reopening of Gucci’s flagship store. 

Amid the glittering crowd, it was Nadine Lustre who undeniably stole the night. Draped in a belted tube gray suit fresh off the runways of Milan, she effortlessly commanded the spotlight. Yet, it was her choice of accessory that truly left everyone in awe—the iconic Jackie 1961 in plexiglass.

Nadine Lustre's Jackie 1961
Photo: @nadine

The Jackie 1961 takes its name from none other than the legendary Jackie Kennedy Onassis, an ardent admirer of this remarkable bag, originally christened the Constance. In 1964, she made her way into a Gucci boutique, purchased an impressive six of these crescent-shaped marvels, and was rarely seen without one since. Her profound affection for this bag played a pivotal role in Gucci’s decision to rename it simply “The Jackie.”

Jackie Kennedy Onassis
Photo: Getty

With its distinctive half-moon shape, hobo-style design, and piston-shaped closure, it broke free from the structured norms of bags in its era and came to symbolize timeless elegance. This enduring appeal continues to resonate even in today’s fashion landscape. 

The Jackie 1961 in plexiglass presents a modern and sensual iteration, and is one of the standout pieces from Gucci’s fall-winter 2023 collection, practically begging to be worn out and about.

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