Next July 16 will mark the 25th anniversary of the accident that killed John F. Kennedy Jr. and his wife, Carolyn Bessette. The couple and her sister, Lauren, were heading in their private plane – piloted by the son of the president of the United States – to Rory Kennedy’s wedding but, just a few meters from reaching their destination, Martha’s Vineyard, the plane it crashed.

The death of one of the couples who most inspired with their style was quite a shock. Carolyn, who worked as public relations at Calvin Klein, was a fashion icon, in fact, she was one of the precursors of silent luxury, the lifestyle that celebrities such as Meghan Markle and Sofia Richie have currently adapted and which consists of escaping from the maximalism and putting the focus on the elegance and high quality of the garments.

Bessette was one of the most inspiring women of the time with her minimalist and sophisticated looks. In fact, she still is, as can be seen in several images of the looks she wore in the 1990s and that are currently trending.

One of her favorite designers was the Japanese Yohji Yamamoto, creator of a shirt dress that Bonhams will auction between June 17 and 27 and which has already generated great interest among fashion experts. It is an elegant black design made of silk from the spring-summer 1998 collection, it has a lapel collar, a skirt with an asymmetric hem and an adjustable belt with a bow made of the same fabric.

Carolyn debuted it to attend a Parsons Dance Company event in May 1998, and after her death, family friend Sasha Chermayeff donated it to the auction house, which reports that the design is in very good condition. condition and lacks “visible signs of wear.”

The starting price of the auction is 2,000 dollars, about 1.1800 euros, but it is estimated that it could reach 3,000 dollars, about 2,800 euros. The sale will be held online from New York.