So we have finally got this controversial Mini series here in Australia. I had been following production albiet loosly, when hearing of this series first being made. I had some concerns mostly about Katie Holmes being cast as Jackie. Really?
But I have to admit, she does pull it off reasonably well. The first installment aired here last Sunday night and I watched with baited breath. I have always been an admirer of Jackie, and even more so when I really started sewing seriously and refined my eye towards style. Jackie was one hell of a stylish woman, I know style icon is thrown around rather liberally but she really did set the pace. I have several books that follow her fashion story and a great one that covers the years she was First lady. I watched an interesting clip on the ABC1 website that goes through the re-creation of the wardrobe Jackie wore, and the other Kennedys, the make-up, even explaining the way the line of Katie's face had to be structured with make-up in such a manner to more resemble Jackie. All in all, I really enjoyed it and am looking forward to the next part tonight. I do think Katie over acts slightly, the way she holds herself and her face are a tad too obvious, but I am enjoying the show too much to let it get in the way. Oh, and Greg Kinnear is fabulous as Jack.