Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Oleg Cassini: Costume Designer and husband of Gene Tierney.

Oleg Cassini, was a French-born American fashion designer best known for being chosen by Jacqueline Kennedy to design her wardrobe in the 1960s. He became the costume designer for his wife, Gene Tierney. His designs appeared in eleven of Tierney’s films in the 1940s and 50s.

During a brief separation from Cassini, while filming Dragonwyck, she met John F. Kennedy, who was visiting the set. They began a romance that ended the following year, when Kennedy told her he could never marry her because of his political ambitions. Tierney then reconciled with Cassini, but they divorced on February 28, 1952. I found it to be an interesting twist of fate, that Gene Tierney's husband Cassini, would be Jacqueline Kennedy, wardrobe designer.

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