Friday, August 7, 2015

Mad For Scaasi

Fashion designer Arnold Scaasi
Arnold Scaasi (changed from Isaacs) worked for Charles James...need I say more?

Arnold Isaacs (May 8, 1930 – August 3, 2015), known as Arnold Scaasi, was a Canadian fashion designer who has created gowns for First Ladies Mamie Eisenhower, Barbara Bush, Hillary Clinton, and Laura Bush, in addition to such notable personalities as Joan Crawford, Ivana Trump, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, Lauren Bacall, Diahann Carroll, Elizabeth Taylor, Catherine Deneuve, Brooke Astor, Arlene Francis, Mary Tyler Moore and The Baroness Wendy DeVere-Austin.

Isabella in Scaasi, décor by Valerian Rybar

Décor by Scaasi

While many of my readers who are much younger may not have heard of him, he was quite a success in his chosen field, and maintained a celebrity and socialite clientele for many years... This post is a tribute to a great designer, may he rest in peace! 

Sutton Place, New York

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  1. While the designer was known to reside at Beekman Place and Central Park South, I thought this Sutton Place image was so beautiful, and a fitting one for a man who devoted his life to making women more beautiful versions of themselves. DF

    1. Further, When Mr. Scaasi had a Stanford White townhouse in Manhattan on East 56th Street just off Fifth Avenue, he hired Valerian Rybar to decorate it for him.