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Cassini, Oleg Loiewski

Born: 1913 AD
Died: 2006 AD
Nationality: French
Categories: Fashion Designer

1913 – Born on April 11th in Paris. American fashion designer.

1936 – Raised in Italy, he came to the United States.

1938 – Married to Merry Fahrney on September 2nd.

1940 – He designed costumes for Twentieth-Century Fox and other Hollywood studios.

1941 – Married to Gene Tierney on June 1st.

1942 – He became a naturalized American citizen.

1950 – His own label was predicated on "an incredibly hourglass, body-revealing, high-impact, one might go so far as to say quite sexually charged clothing", said Hamish Bowles, the European editor at large for Vogue magazine.

1960 – He became the official designer to Jacqueline Kennedy, the wife of President Kennedy, creating the "Camelot" look that became synonymous with well-crafted style.

1971 – Married to Marianne Nestor.

1987 – Wrote his memoir, In My Own Fashion: An Autobiography.

2001 – Mr. Bowles showcased many of Mr. Cassini’s designs as the curator of "Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years," at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

2006 – Died from complications of a stroke on March 17th in Manhasset, New York.