Ten years ago today, John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and her sister Lauren Bessette were killed in a plane crash on their way to a wedding on Martha's Vineyard.

It's hard even now to look at pictures of John and Carolyn -- both young, attractive, vibrant and full of the promise of things to come.

Accurately, much was made of Carolyn's timeless style. Even here, in these never-before-published photographs from her Boston University days, you can see how comfortable she was in her own skin and how she understood what flattered.

She later grew into a more polished version of that college girl, very befitting for her role as publicity director at Calvin Klein, but her own classic style always shone through.

Click through the below gallery for more of Carolyn Bessette Kennedy's iconic style.

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    Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, when she was a Boston University student in the 1980s.

    Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, when she was a Boston University student in the 1980s.

    Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, when she was a Boston University student in the 1980s.

    Carolyn Bessette Kennedy with John F. Kennedy Jr. behind her.

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    John F. Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette Kennedy during the annual White House Correspondents dinner in Washington, DC., in May 1999.

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    John F. Kennedy Jr. And Carolyn Bissette Kennedy walk together in more casual attire.

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    John F. Kennedy Jr and Carolyn Bessette Kennedy leave their New York apartment in October 1996, the day after returning from their honeymoon in Turkey.

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    John F. Kennedy Jr., and Carolyn Bessette Kennedy stroll near their New York apartment in 1997. Photographers loved to snap their photo near their home neighborhood in TriBeCa.

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    Carolyn Bessette Kennedy at the Whitney Museum in New York in March 1999.

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