Oleg Cassini dead at 92

From the New York Times

Mr. Cassini had the longest career of any designer in America, covering seven decades. He achieved perhaps his greatest fame as the official wardrobe designer for Jacqueline Kennedy when she was first lady; he also designed clothes for Joan Fontaine, Joan Crawford and other Hollywood stars and women of great wealth. But throughout his career he also saw to it that his name appeared on ready-to-wear fashions that were affordable to average women.

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2 comments

  1. Josh says:

    So lucky for him to have lived so long and had such an amazing career. Truly a LEGEND! 10s across the board!

    Jackie O, runnin’ around
    in her teeny bikini
    designed by the one and only
    Oleg Cassini

  2. Susan Cassini says:

    Great old Uncle Oleg…although I never knew you, I knew of you; for we are in some way related; albeit remotely. I found this out from my cousin, Toni Cassini, who is an Ancestry sleuth. She told me, even before she knew what I do for a living! And so it is true, my friends; I am Ol’Leg’s poor relation. I have ‘designer genes’. (No pun intended.)

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