Oleg Cassini

Costume Designer, Fashion designer

1913 – 2006

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Who was 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. He garnered admiration and fame for his designs for First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy.

His 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. Cassini's contemporary designs such as the A-line, Sheath and the Empire Strapless continue to remain influential and predominant today. His passions including sports and Native American culture fueled his work with freshness and imagination, creating innovative looks fueled by his very personal feeling that: "To be well dressed is a little like being in love."

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Born
Apr 11, 1913
Paris
Also known as
  • Oleg Cassini Loiewski
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Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Catholicism
Nationality
  • United States of America
  • France
Profession
Education
  • Accademia di Belle Arti Firenze
Lived in
  • Paris
Died
Mar 17, 2006
Manhasset

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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