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Artist Karen Finley studied Jackie O's favorite designers for her latest performance piece.

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Karen Finley in The Jackie Look.

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QUICK-CHANGE ARTIST: Artist Karen Finley has built a career through her many disguises. For her newest piece, “The Jackie Look,” she studied the former first lady’s favorite designers — Halston, Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Charles Jourdan, Gucci, Valentino, Ferragamo and Oleg Cassini. In describing the research, she sounded like a true Seventh Avenuer. “I would seek out vintage pieces by these designers and study the workmanship. In choosing a costume, I began thinking in terms of line, silhouette and composition,” she said.

She and costumer Becky Hubbert went with a double-breasted Sixties French wool suit jacket with bracelet sleeves that they bought in a Lower East Side consignment shop. For Saturday’s opening night at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, the performance artist will sport slightly flared white pants — reminiscent of the Studio 54 years, a scoop-neck black shell top, the requisite strand of pearls and oversize maroon Gucci sunglasses to polish off the look. Darlene Dannenfelser styles Finley’s wig and also handles her makeup for the multimedia show.

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