purple NEWS purple FASHION Magazine : S/S 2013 issue 19

KICK KENNEDY

 

ROBERT F. KENNEDY'S ELDEST GRANDDAUGHTER

 

text by SABINE HELLER

portrait by MAGNUS UNNAR

style by MASHA ORLOV

make-up by SARA GLICK

STEPHANIE MCDERMOTT, set producer

CHLOE PECORINO, stylist’s assistant

 

 

Kick Kennedy was born into the heart of America’s greatest and most troubled family legacy. With a defiantly carefree — almost reckless — attitude and a voice made husky by plenty of cigarette smoke, the 24-year-old challenges our preconceptions of the traditional Kennedy lady. Or perhaps she doesn’t. After all, Kick was named for another Kennedy original: her rebellious late great-aunt Kathleen, who opposed her Catholic family by marrying an Anglican lord. Whatever the case, Kick prefers spending her time in grungy dive bars on the Lower East Side, playing pool — a game she’s become adept at under her father Bobby Jr.’s tutelage — rather than schmoozing at political or social events. But underneath her tomboyish facade, the young heiress, like many women destined for public life, reveals an almost childlike fragility. Two years out of Stanford, she’s trying her hand at acting and environmentalism, dividing her time between LA, New York and, of course, Hyannis Port.

 

White cotton tank top by ASSEMBLY NEW YORK, teal lambskin leather mini-skirt by AMERICAN APPAREL, and black gold nérée earrings set with diamonds by REPOSSI
White cotton tank top by ASSEMBLY NEW YORK, teal lambskin leather mini-skirt by AMERICAN APPAREL, and black gold nérée earrings set with diamonds by REPOSSI
White cotton shirt dress by PLEASURE PRINCIPLE and pink sunglasses by ILLESTEVA
White cotton shirt dress by PLEASURE PRINCIPLE and pink sunglasses by ILLESTEVA