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Scaasi: A Cut Above

Morris, Bernadine;Scaasi, Arnold

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ISBN 10: 0847819876 / ISBN 13: 9780847819874
Published by Rizzoli Intl Pubns, New York, 1996
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Cloth, 31cm., 186 pages. Signed by the couturier on the title page. Very good condition in very good dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 75417

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Title: Scaasi: A Cut Above

Publisher: Rizzoli Intl Pubns, New York

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition.

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Arnold Scaasi stands at the top of American fashion, an enviable position he has occupied for nearly half a century, the years that saw America move from a fashion backwater to a world leader. This gloriously illustrated retrospective of his highly successful career offers an inside look at fashion's private, social and theatrical worlds from New York to Palm Beach to Hollywood. Scaasi: A Cut Above tells the story of his meteoric rise from a $45-a-week apprentice to the world-renowned couturier he is today.

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With former New York Times fashion editor Morris, fashion designer Scaasi looks back over his glittering career. Born Arnold Isaacs, the son of a Montreal fur merchant, he first made his mark in 1955 when, at the age of 20, he revolutionized the American fashion industry with luxurious imported fabrics and dramatic designs featuring almond-shaped coats and split-level jackets. Changing his name to Scaasi (Isaacs spelled backwards), he quickly rose to fame, first with ready-to-wear creations and later with extravagant couture for women willing to spend $6000 -$20,000 for a dress-stars such as Joan Crawford, Barbra Streisand and Elizabeth Taylor; socialites Charlotte Ford, Blaine Trump and Brooke Astor. First ladies from Mamie Eisenhower to Barbara Bush have been dressed by him. Replete with 100 color photographs of models and celebrities wearing the designer's exuberant clothes, this lavish book, which includes brief descriptions of Scaasi's working methods and accounts of his friendships with his affluent clients, provides a tantalizing glimpse of the world of high fashion.

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