Lightweight silk blouse with a relaxed fit and tapered waistline, by Oleg Cassini. Scarf style print in shades of black, white, blue and green set against a sandy taupe colored base with a satin finish. Shirt collar with v-shaped neckline and mother of pearl buttons down front, three quarter length sleeves with button cuff, two tuck darts along back waistline.
+ brand history:
Oleg Cassini (1940s - 2006)
Oleg Cassini Loiewski, son of impoverished Italian and Russian nobility, achieved fame as a successful couturier based in New York City, designing apparel and accessories for some of the world's most glamorous and fashionable women. Cassini had the longest career of any designer in America, spanning seven decades, and achieved perhaps his greatest fame as the official wardrobe designer for first lady Jacqueline Kennedy. Their collaboration had a profound impact on the way American women dressed, with the "Camelot Look” coming to mean simple designs with an easy, relaxed fit, straight lines, boxy jackets, and very restrained use of trims or ornamentation. Cassini was quick to profess that he was above all about women and loved thinking about how he might drape fine cloth on them, how much to reveal and how much to keep secret. As he said in a 1961 interview with The New York Post, "my philosophy is this: Do not tamper with the anatomy of a woman's body; do not camouflage it.” The Oleg Cassini brand closed its doors shortly after his death in 2006.