Oleg Cassini
American fashion designer
Oleg Cassini
Oleg Cassini was a French-born American fashion designer. Cassini dressed numerous stars creating some of the most memorable moments in international fashion and film. With his designs for Jacqueline Kennedy he garnered admiration and even awe, for American fashion design. Oleg Cassini’s designs for the First Lady, ‘The Jackie Look’ are recognized as being the "single biggest fashion influence in history" by film costume designer, Edith Head.
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Chronicling the high cost of our legal system - Overlawyered
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Then science will just have to give [Jeff Stier, Reason] Per Maureen Orth at Vanity Fair, the widow of designer Oleg Cassini has been in at least 15 lawsuits. Guess who's named in number 16? [AW] Stop competing with us! Lawyers claim online-legal-form
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Mid-South memories: Aug. 31, 2011 - DeSoto Appeal
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One of the plums of the week is the obtaining of Oleg Cassini, designer to Mrs. John F. Kennedy, for a personal appearance and showing of his latest creations. Oliver "Smoke" Triplett pitched his Bottlers' team to a victory over the Knights of Columbus
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Hollywood Starlet Bravely Faced Her Mental Health Issues - Philadelphia Magazine (blog)
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She was known for her spicy social life, including liaisons with Howard Hughes, John F. Kennedy, Tyrone Power and designer Oleg Cassini, who she married—and whose widow is now very pissed off. What interests me about Tierney, though,
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Junkyard Find: 1974 Oleg Cassini Edition AMC Matador - Truth About Cars
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I never thought I'd ever find an Oleg Cassini Edition AMC Matador in the junkyard. Oh, sure, I've seen Givenchy Continentals, Mark Cross New Yorkers, a couple of Etienne Aigner VW Golfs, even a Levis Gremlin… but
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Two Chevy Giveaways, 'Bravest vs. Finest' Comedy Finals Highlight September At ... - dBusinessNews New York (press release)
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Gifts will include Oleg Cassini Dinner Ware: Large Dinner Plate, Small Dinner Plate, Soup bowl and a Large Dinner Plate again. On Thursdays September 8, 15, 22, 29, Empire Club members can play September Surprise (Sponsored by Bally) for a chance to
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Hidden Memphis: Main Street beckoned as stylish destination for shopping, key ... - Memphis Commercial Appeal
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They were the heady days of designers such as Norman Norell, Oleg Cassini and Anne Fogarty; a time before Old Navy or Walmart, when the designers came to town to show their wares and the department stores pooled their resources for fashion shows
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Marianne Nestor-Cassini Versus Vanity Fair - Women's Wear Daily
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Marianne Nestor-Cassini, the widow of Jackie Kennedy pillbox hat designer Oleg Cassini, is suing Vanity Fair and Condé Nast for $10 million, according to a complaint filed with the county clerk's office of the New York State Supreme ... - -
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International Extrusions chairman Noecker dies - Hometownlife.com
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Mr. Noecker then recalled the names of other well-known people like Leonard Woodcock, Bob Lutz, Ann Landers, Liberace, Oleg Cassini, the Bush family and others who he met. Perhaps the beginning line of his book summed it all up: “What a good life and
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La impecable elegancia de Jackie O. - Primera Hora
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“Para esa ocasión, ya Oleg Cassini (ex compañero sentimental de la divina Grace Kelly) se había escogido como el diseñador de Jackie Kennedy, pero hasta ese momento toda su ropa se hacía en los talleres de Bergdorf Goodman, que dirigía Ethel Frankau,
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The Pinch: Going to the chapel? - The Augusta Chronicle
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Here are other discounts available: For the Oleg Cassini and Galina Signature designer lines, brides can get an additional $50 off the sale price. When brides purchase a gown, they will receive 15 percent off their headpiece, bra and slip
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"Мода 1980-х" в Эрарте - Питер ТВ
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В рамках экспозиции представлены работы модных домов Chrisitian Dior, Balmain, Nina Ricci, Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Thierry Mugler, Claude Montana, Oleg Cassini, Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto, Irene Galitzine
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Se casaron y (a veces) fueron felices - ElEspectador.com
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El propio Oleg Cassini, que pasó de dejar su indeleble huella en Hollywood a convertirse en el diseñador de cabecera de la que ha sido la primera dama de EE UU más famosa de todos los tiempos: Jacqueline Kennedy. En el libro, con más de 600 fotografías
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В Петербург возвращается мода 80-х годов - Конкретно.ru
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... Австралии, Бельгии. Среди дизайнеров, чьи творения будут представлены в Петербурге: Chrisitian Dior, Balmain, Nina Ricci, Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Thierry Mugler, Claude Montana, Oleg Cassini, Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto, Irene Galitzine
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Mrs. Dustin Schexnaider - The Daily Advertiser
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The dress is designed by Oleg Cassini and is primarily made from Evangeline white lace, and has a small sweep train. She wore a white veil edged with beading and pearls, and carried a bouquet hand-tied with a white lace wrap, eighteen elegant red roses
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GLAMOUR Y TRAGEDIA - Página 12
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En verdad, como First Lady, Jackie se destacó no solo por su elegancia (Givenchy, Dior, Chanel, Oleg Cassini entre sus favoritos) sino por su apoyo a las artes y por su savoir faire como anfitriona. Y asimismo como embajadora honoraria: cuando estuvo
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Frugal fashion - Hindustan Times
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The book by Jacqueline Kennedy's personal couturier Oleg Cassini is called A Thousand Days of Magic for a reason. She created style with each one of her looks and specifically by not repeating them. If you are a starlet whom no one cares about then it
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Oleg Cassini
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2006
    Age 92
    Oleg Cassini died from complications of an aneurysm in Manhasset, New York, in 2006 and is survived by his wife of over thirty years, Marianne.
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  • 1991
    Age 77
    After his divorce from Gene Tierney, Cassini dated and was engaged to Grace Kelly. He and Tierney remained cordial until her 1991 death, when she bequeathed one dollar to her daughter Daria and the residual to Christina.
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  • 1981
    Age 67
    In his autobiography Cassini claims to have suggested to President Kennedy that he take steps to organize The Bureau of Indian Affairs, the action which led to the American Indian Movement. Cassini was named an honorary member of the Chickasaw and Navajo nations in 1981 due to his fund raising and organization of gala charity events for the tribes.
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  • 1976
    Age 62
    Cassini also participated and won the 5th Annual RFK Pro Celebrity Tennis Tournament in 1976.
    More Details Hide Details The silver winner’s cup was presented to him personally by Jackie Kennedy Onassis. Cassini competed professionally in the sport of harness racing. In 1985 he earned a professional harness racer license and won races at the Meadowlands Raceway, Yonkers Raceway, Freehold Raceway, Monticello Raceway, and Roosevelt Raceway. He received awards in recognition of his efforts to support equine charities from "HORSE" and "The Equine Society" which recognized Cassini with its Man of the year award. He participated in golfing events, scoring three holes in one at the Deepdale Golf Club and one hole in one at the Westhampton Golf Club. Cassini also participated in the ABC TV Superstars Competition. Oleg Cassini received the James Herriot Award (All Creatures Great and Small) as the Man of the Year from the Humane Society of the United States for his work and care for animals. He created collections of manmade fashion fur, the 'evolutionary furs'.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1968
    Age 54
    In 1968, the Peacock Revolution is hailed by Newsweek, wherein Cassini is credited with leading a revolution in men's fashion worldwide.
    More Details Hide Details The "Competitors" Collection menswear campaign was also launched by Cassini. It featured icons of sport wearing Cassini including: Ted Turner for sailing, Bob Hope and Raymond Floyd for golf, Michael Jordan for basketball, Mario Andretti for racing, Gary Carter for baseball, Lynn Swann and Lawrence Taylor for football and Charlton Heston, Regis Philbin, and Kenny Rogers for tennis. In 2003 The Council of Fashion Designers of America Board of Directors noted Cassini's extraordinary design achievements with their first ever, Board of Directors Special Tribute. The presentation was made to Oleg by President Stan Herman and Diane von Furstenberg. In 2003, Cassini was crowned King of the Beaux Arts Ball. Oleg Cassini excelled at tennis and competed seriously since his early days as a ranked Italian Junior Davis Cup player. His skill at tennis led to a fortuitous design connection. Recounted in his autobiography, newly arrived in Hollywood, Cassini would play tennis at the prestigious West Side Tennis Club which led to a doubles game with the head of Paramount Pictures. Decades later, Cassini also created collections of printed and multi color tennis wear, bringing 'color to the court'. He is noted for having outfitted the US Davis Cup team and for participating in celebrity pro-am tournaments such as the Alan King Tournament in Las Vegas.
  • 1967
    Age 53
    In 1967, he created deep tonal shirts for men adding special colors where there had only been white.
    More Details Hide Details The sales of dress shirts raised dramatically, and the look was launched on The Tonight Show, Starring Johnny Carson. Oleg created the "Johnny Carson" line of Men's wear.
  • FORTIES
  • 1962
    Age 48
    In 1962, he was awarded the National Cystic Fibrosis Distinguished Service Citation.
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  • 1960
    Age 46
    In 1960 Oleg Cassini was named personal couturier by Mrs. Kennedy, launching the Jackie look in 1961.
    More Details Hide Details He was awarded the Chicago Gold Coast Award for Excellence in Design.
    In 1960, with his younger brother, society columnist Igor, Oleg opened Le Club, which becomes a leading private club with such members as Gianni Agnelli, Stavros Niarchos, Aristotle Onassis, and Ray Stark.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1953
    Age 39
    His reputation developed as a result of his genius for original spontaneous design and in 1953, shortly before her marriage to John Kennedy, Cassini met Jacqueline Bouvier, named by his brother, society columnist Cholly Knickerbocker as "Queen Deb of the Year" in 1947.
    More Details Hide Details "Oleg, you are, and will be in fashion history, the designer who created the indelible and stylish image for the First Lady. You should be proud of your achievement, you are the designer who inaugurated her style." - Suzy Menkes Fashion Editor; International Herald Tribune, 2003. Cassini's appointment by Jacqueline Kennedy as her exclusive couturier in 1961 dubbed him her "Secretary of Style" and provided him a position of prestige. "We are on the threshold of a new American elegance thanks to Mrs. Kennedy’s beauty, naturalness, understatement, exposure and symbolism," Cassini said when his selection as the couturier to shape the entire look of the First Lady was announced. Utilizing the technique and high fashion fabrics of French couture, Cassini’s unique designs for Jacqueline Kennedy ushered in a new era of timeless simplicity based on clean lines and crisp forms and opulent and luxurious fabrics. Cassini brought American design to the world stage as the First Lady’s identity became synonymous with sophistication and taste. The "Jackie look" that he created was copied by women all over the world. Cassini visualized her as an American Queen and Mrs. Kennedy acknowledged that "Oleg dressed me for the part".
  • 1952
    Age 38
    After serving five years in the U.S. Cavalry, Cassini moved to New York City in 1952 to open his own fashion house on Seventh Avenue, the center of the fashion industry.
    More Details Hide Details After the war, Cassini designed ready-to-wear dresses while continuing to design for television, motion pictures, and Broadway theatre. According to his autobiography, Jack L. Warner offered Cassini the position of head of design for Warner Bros. Studios proclaiming, "You're better than Errol Flynn". He remained in New York rather than work with Warner Brothers and opened his own designer brand. Cassini had enough money to launch one line, his first Collection, which was received with rave reviews. The head of Lord & Taylor, Dorothy Shaver, provided the Oleg Cassini Collection the entirety of the store's Fifth Avenue store front windows to launch the collection. Cassini also took his designs "on the road" to his customers in trunk shows and special fashion events in order to promote the new lines. The in store events evolved into the emerging medium of television and Cassini displayed his product on Steve Allen, Jack Paar, Dinah Shore, Phil Donahue, and Good Morning America. The The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson provided nightly recognition as Carson had a line designed for him by Cassini, which he would wear exclusively for the show.
  • 1947
    Age 33
    Tierney won an uncontested divorce in California on March 13, 1947, and finalized the divorce one year later: March 13, 1948.
    More Details Hide Details It was reported by the Los Angeles Times that the couple reconciled on April 19, 1948, but did not remarry. Christina "Tina" was born on November 19, 1948 the paternity of whom was the subject of intrigue and speculation at the time due to Tierney's links with Howard Hughes, Tyrone Power, John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Charles Feldman.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1941
    Age 27
    Cassini married actress Gene Tierney, on June 2, 1941.
    More Details Hide Details Their Daughter, Antoinette Daria, was born on October 15, 1943 blind, deaf and with severe brain damage. She died on 11 September 2010. The couple separated on October 20, 1946, and entered into a property settlement agreement on November 10, 1946 in which Cassini's fifty percent share of the marital estate was dedicated for the ongoing care of Daria.
  • 1940
    Age 26
    The couple divorced in 1940.
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  • 1936
    Age 22
    Oleg became engaged to a debutante in Rome, Anna Donnina Toeplitz, and subsequently left for America after winning a duel. He sailed to America on the Saturnia and arrived in New York on Christmas Day 1936.
    More Details Hide Details His autobiography describes his possessions upon arrival in America as being limited to a tuxedo, two tennis rackets, a title, and talent. He briefly worked as a political cartoonist in Washington, D.C. upon his arrival prior to traveling to Hollywood. Upon arriving in California, Cassini began playing tennis at the West Side Tennis Club. After he competed in and won a doubles tournament, his partner introduced himself as the head of Paramount Pictures, saying he was "looking for another designer". Cassini went to the studio the next day and got the job as a full designer for Paramount Pictures. Cassini designed costumes for films including The Shanghai Gesture (1941), starring Gene Tierney, Tales of Manhattan (1942) for Rita Hayworth, The Razor’s Edge (1946), It's a Joke Son! (1947), Born to Speed (1947), Lost Honeymoon (1947), The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947), That Wonderful Urge (1948), Whirlpool (1949), Night and the City (1950), Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950), as well as The Mating Season, Close to My Heart, On the Riviera (all 1951), Rampage (1963), The Tammy Grimes Show (1966), The Day Dreamer (1966), Peligro! Mujeres en acción, (1967), The Ambushers (1967) for Dean Martin, SOS Conspiracion Bikini (1967), The Sentinel (2006) for Kim Basinger, and Say It in Russian (2007) for Faye Dunaway.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1913
    Born
    Born on April 11, 1913.
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