Channel the 90's Minimalist Glamour of Carolyn Bessett-Kennedy

Channel the 90's Minimalist Glamour of Carolyn Bessett-Kennedy


Carolyn Bessette started her career in fashion retail for Calvin Klein, working her way up to the Publicity Department where she was the Director of Public Relations and then the Director of Show Productions until 1996.                                        


She married John F Kennedy Jnr in 1996 and they both tragically died in a plane crash in 1999.                                                                                                                          WWD say that Carolyn "cemented her fashion icon status with her minimalist sophisticated aesthetic with sleek black dresses and casual button down shirts that many consider as a signifier of Nineties' style".

We have just restocked our classic Carolyn Shirt in sizes 4 to 16.

Cut from 100% Organic Cotton, the shirt wraps at the front with an internal tie. You can wear it tucked in to something mid to high waist as is, or over something using it's complimentary tie or even a contrast belt.

It has a strong collar and even stronger cuffs that you can wear down for a fashion moment or fold back, for getting down to business!

Team this shirt with our Slim Trousers or our Suit Trousers for a more tailored look.

For a sophisticated lounge look, team it with our Palazzo Pants in Check or Black Velvet with some leather slippers or slides.

For a more easy look, try it with our Calder Jeans in Indigo or our Wide Leg Jean in Pale Blue.

We lovingly make the Carolyn Shirt in our Ethical Clothing Australia certified factory located in Melbourne. Each garment is sewn by one of our incredible machinists that have over 20 years industry experience. 


Monster Theatres Exhibition at Art Gallery of South Australia Re-Opens July 8

Grotesquerie by Brent Harris at the AGSA. Photo by Saul Steed  courtesy of Tolarno Galleries and Robert Heald Gallery.

Bay of Sick by Mikala Dwyer. Photo by Saul Steed, courtesy of Anna Schwartz Gallery.

This incredible exhibition Monster Theatres at the Art Gallery of South Australia only had the briefest moment of 'real time' before lock down. Created as part of the Adelaide Biennial, the gallery has announced that it will be open for visitors again from the 8th of June and this exhibition will continue until August the 2nd.

Tales of Enchantment by Judith Wright. Photo courtesy of AGSA and Sophie Gannon Gallery.

Curator Leigh Robb says 'Monster Theatres proposes an arena of speculation, a circus of the unorthodox and the absurd, a shadow play between truth and fiction. The title is inspired by a group of provocative Australian artists. Their urgent works of art are warnings made manifest. These theatres are theirs.’

Morph by Polly Borland. Photo by Saul Steed courtesy of Sullivan Strumpf.


Including the incredible work of pictured artists Brent Harris, Mikala Dwyer, Judith Wright and Polly Borland, the show also contains powerful installations by important Australian contemporary artists  David Noonan, Michael Candy, Megan Cope and Mike Parr.

For more details or virtual tours click here.



Bunny by Polly Borland

Bunny by Polly Borland through Other Criteria Books

Speaking of  Polly Borland, the Australian born, LA based artist has released a book of her break through Bunny series limited to only 200 editions.

The book arrives stitched inside a pair of ballet tights which you have to rip open to get to.     Lip my stocking?!

 The tights reflect Polly's work in this series as well as her unique and thought provoking Morph series.


Gwen as Bunny by Polly Borland, 2003

The hard cover contains a signed and numbered print by Polly Borland of one of the images in the publication, an eccentric modern fairytale by British writer Will Self plus a seductive short poem by one of Polly's oldest friends Nick Cave from The Birthday Party/ Bad Seeds fame. 

More details through Other Criteria Books here.


Our Fitzroy boutique is now open. We can't wait to see you!

See our opening times here.


Stay well, from all of us at Arnsdorf X

May 29, 2020

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