WorldCat Identities

Scaasi, Arnold

Overview
Works: 26 works in 38 publications in 1 language and 701 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Drama  Musical films  Comedy films  Autobiographies  Exhibition catalogs  Archives  Film adaptations  Fantasy films 
Roles: Author
Classifications: TT505.S27, 746.92092
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Most widely held works by Arnold Scaasi
Scaasi : a cut above by Bernadine Morris( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World-renowned couturier he is today
Scaasi : American couturier by Pamela A Parmal( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a clear day you can see forever by Burton Lane( Visual )

2 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chain-smoking kooky Daisy consults psychiatrist Chabot to help her stop smoking. Chabot is astonished to learn she has amazing ESP powers and that under hypnosis she reveals her former life as Melinda, an 1840 English coquette
Women I have dressed (and undressed!) by Arnold Scaasi( )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fascinating read of personal experiences from the famed fashion designer that showcases the lives and contributions of iconic women -- from Jackie Kennedy to Elizabeth Taylor to Laura Bush to Princess Diana Arnold Scaasi has been dressing legends for almost five decades. His enduring tenure as one of the world's premier fashion designers and tastemakers has afforded him vast stores of insider knowledge and firsthand perspectives on an array of illustrious personalities who -- in their disparate arenas of high-wattage celebrity and influence -- have defined our contemporary notions of female power and glamour. Here, for the first time, Scaasi invites readers into his glittering A-list realm as he recounts his intimate experiences and interactions with larger-than-life female icons who made their mark in spheres as varied as politics, Hollywood, the music industry, and high society. Scaasi devotes each chapter to a specific woman or to a group of women, including "Broadway Girls," "New York Girls," and "Hollywood Girls." He shares dozens of behind-closed-doors anecdotes exploring what makes these women tick. In candid prose, he recalls what they said and how they acted, and most important, offers keen observations of who they really are underneath his creations. Using a privileged entrEe into their private and public lives, Scaasi takes the measure of their impact on the world at large. Here, readers will discover: Joan Crawford's fetish for cleanliness; the dazzling Barbra Streisand's famous Oscar night outfit and her obsession with perfection; Mamie Eisenhower's staunch refusal to wear a bra; the bountiful charms of Joan Sutherland, the opera legend; Mary Tyler Moore's and Sophia Loren's unique glamour; Rose Kennedy's prediction of a future woman president; Aretha Franklin's fear of flying; Scaasi's visits to the White House to his good friend and client Barbara Bush; his confrontations with Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe; and much more! Scaasi dresses only women he genuinely likes, so his tales are never mean-spirited. Instead they spotlight the designer's surprising interactions and often poignant perceptions of Eleanor Roosevelt, Joan Rivers, Louise Nevelson, Natalie Wood, Hillary Clinton, and many others. The book is filled with photographs from the author's personal scrapbooks and fond recollections of some of the world's most beautiful, accomplished, and powerful women. Women I Have Dressed (and Undressed!) is a trove of irresistible insider dish and a tender, humorous memoir of the most influential women of our time
Scaasi : a cut above - Arnold Scaasi by Bernadine Morris( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designer sketches : Scaasi, Arnold by Arnold Scaasi( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Claire McCardell fashion sketches by Claire McCardell( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Claire McCardell (1905-1958) graduated from the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (later, Parsons The New School for Design) in 1928 and went on to become a pivotal figure in the creation of American ready-to-wear clothing. McCardell received the Coty American Fashion Critics Award in 1944, and in the same year returned to Parsons as a critic and instructor, a position she held for the rest of her life. The Kellen Design Archives has approximately 9,000 of McCardell's working sketches, covering the years 1931-1958; the bulk were produced for Townley Frocks. The collection also includes sketches by Mildred Orrick and Arnold Scaasi (Arnold Isaacs) for Townley Frocks
Arnold Scaasi ready to wear collection, April 10, 1989( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The April 10, 1989, runway womenswear fashion show of Arnold Scaasi featuring some short dresses in grays, blacks, and brights, and some coats; long gowns and eveningwear in black and brights, some detailed with sequin and bead work
Scassi : a cut above by Bernadine Morris( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Fashion : the inside story( Visual )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Diamonstein interviews Scaasi about his life, fashions, and designs
Arnold Scaasi : American couturier ; [Exhibition Scaasi: American Couturier, organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, from September 26, 2010, to June 19, 2011] by Pamela A Parmal( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Fashion( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Unedited interview of Scassi concerning his life, fashions, and designs for the program, Inside fashion
Ruby velvet gala gown : with embroidered silk and ruby sequins on bottom hem by Arnold Scaasi( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Woman's gown: Ruby velvet gala gown with embroidered silk on bottom hem, also on hem are ruby colored sequins. The gown is sleeveless and strapless. Large round-the-shoulder drape that has 2 pleats in frontl Closes with zipper and 2 hooks & eyes; lined in maroon acetate. Maroon tulle petticoat attached. hem has horsehair braid and scalloped hemline
 
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Alternative Names
Arnold Scaasi Canadees modeontwerper

Arnold Scaasi Canadian fashion designer

Arnold Scaasi diseñador de moda canadianu (1930–2015)

Arnold Scaasi kanadischer Modedesigner

Isaacs, Arnold

Isaacs, Arnold 1930-2015

Isaacsold

Languages
English (35)