Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Party to Commemorate the Life of Oleg Cassini

Last night, at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City, over 200 friends and family of the late Oleg Cassini gathered to honor him on what would have been his 93rd birthday. Cocktails and a buffet dinner accompanied a film retrospective of his life and work that was shown throughout the evening.

A number of good friends and business associates took the podium and told personal stories about their relationship with Oleg Cassini. Among the speakers were Donald Trump, Stan Herman (who worked with Oleg Cassini years earlier), Diane Von Furstenberg, Judy Licht, Regis Philbin, and Mrs. Cassini.

This party was originally planned to celebrate his birthday. It became a warm and fitting tribute to a man who was bigger than life. For more information about the life and times of the designer, visit the official website at

-Ernest Schmatolla

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