1960s – Oleg Cassini



‘Fashion anticipates, and elegance is a state of mind … a mirror of the time in which we live, a translation of the future, and should never be static.’

-Oleg Cassini

Oleg Cassini French born American Fashion Designer was best known for his work in the 1960’s although his career as a Fashion designer was one of the longest, lasting 70 years.

His mother became a fashion designer after the Russian revolution left there wealthy family poor , this lead Cassini into the world of fashion design.

 Cassini’s career in america stating off in the 1950’s  designing costumes , his second wife actress Gene Tierney  helping to progress his career in the industry, designing costumes for movie stars, such as Grace Kelly, Gene Tierney and Marilyn Munro.

He then went on to create his own fashion design label that was for women’s wear, that  aimed to be affordable. the label then went on later to cater for men clothing as well.

The 60’s and Jacqueline Kennedy:

In the 1960 he then became well known for his dress and clothing designs for the first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, becoming her official designer. designs such as the A-line dresses and Pill box hats where plummeted into the limelight as they were seen warn on the first lady.Cassini’s designs established and enabled  Jackie Kennedy to become the fashion icon of the day and know though history as a fashion icon for years to come. Cassini later wrote a book on his experience working as Jackie’s Designer entitled ‘A Thousand Days of Magic: Dressing Jacqueline Kennedy for the White House’ in 1995.


His flare for fashion and his ambition could be seen through his fashion designs both in sketched concept and in the delivery of the final product, leaving him to be remembered as one of the greatest designers in both in the 60’s and through history.

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