The designer, the businessman, the friend to the high heeled, Arnold Scassi, passed away at the age of 85 on August 4th, 2015. He was one of the designers who stayed relevant in the corridors of the White House irrespective of the party in trend and was equally adored on Hollywood red carpets. From five successive first ladies to the A-listers from 1950’s to 2015, he dressed them all! Read more….
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Arnold Scaasi holds a dress made of ostrich feathers
Donna Karan and Louis Dell’Olio in the Anne Klein workroom located in New York City’s garment district in 1980.Rose Hartman/Getty Images
The ‘Essentials’ Queen of Seventh Avenue, Donna Karan has stepped down as chief designer from her namesake company, which is owned by LVMH.
She started her fashion career under Anne Klein in the 1960s. She later became well known and an American fashion sweet heart with her very first collection, Essentials, in 1985. This collection was just that, seven (essential) items, ready to be mixed and matched, but yet a complete wardrobe in itself. She is credited to have majorly influenced how working women dressed in America for the past 30 decades.
Fans keep heart, as she isn’t going too far away from her artistic calling. She would be continuing her design magic with British designer Sonja Nuttall with Urban Zen.
She also continues with her philanthorpic pursuits.
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A fall 2010 runway look. Rahav Segev for The New York Times