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Cassini, Oleg Loiewski

Born: 1913 AD
Died: 2006 AD, at 92 years of age.

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.


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