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Canadian designer Arnold Scaasi

Designer Turquoise and Crystal Signed SCAASI Vintage Festoon Necklace.
Designer Turquoise and Crystal Signed SCAASI Vintage Festoon Necklace.

Arnold Scaasi created outfits for the first ladies of the United States and Hollywood stars. His outfits were recognized by Mamie Eisenhower, Barbara Bush, Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, Elizabeth Taylor, Catherine Deneuve, Barbra Streisand and many others.

Canadian by birth, with his real surname Isaacs. If you read the name Isaacs backwards, you get Scaasi. Robert Denning suggested giving Arnold an Italian flair to his surname.

Designer Signed Scaasi Multi Strand Faux Pearl and Gem Necklace.
Designer Signed Scaasi Multi Strand Faux Pearl and Gem Necklace.

1950s – the time of Arnold Scaasi’s formation as an independent designer. His creations began to appear in advertising campaigns. So, on the set of General Motors, Isaacs was offered to turn into Scaasi.

In 1964, the fashion designer opened an atelier – a high fashion salon for celebrities and socialites. Elegant clothing models decorated with sequins, fine embroidery, fringe and feathers appealed to the wives of politicians and movie stars.

Signed SCASSI Designer Faux Turquoise Sparkling Ice Crystal Floral Link Necklace.
Signed SCASSI Designer Faux Turquoise Sparkling Ice Crystal Floral Link Necklace.

Scaasi became White House court couturier. Thus, the dress that Barbara Bush wore to her husband’s inauguration is on display at the Smithsonian Institution. For the ceremony, Arnold offered her a dark blue dress with a velvet top and a satin skirt.

Now you can enjoy costumes from the maestro while watching the films “On a Clear Day You Will See Eternity,” “Couples in Love,” “Kiss Me Goodbye.”

Arnold Scassi 1980s Torsade Coral, Malachite & Pearl Necklace & Jeweled Clasp.
Arnold Scassi 1980s Torsade Coral, Malachite & Pearl Necklace & Jeweled Clasp.

The designer became famous worldwide for the translucent trouser suit that Barbra Streisand wore to the Oscars in 1968. Subsequently, he was invited to work in films. His costumes can be seen in such films as On a Clear Day You Can See Eternity (1970), Loving Couples (1980) and Kiss Me Goodbye (1982).

Skazi’s models have received many awards and are currently stored in the world’s leading museums (Metropolitan Museum, Boston Museum of Art, Smithsonian Institution, etc.).

Scassi Jeweled Collar.
Scassi Jeweled Collar.
ARNOLD SCAASI GOLD TONE MULTI COLORED RHINESTONE & IMITATION PEARL BIB NECKLACE.
ARNOLD SCAASI GOLD TONE MULTI COLORED RHINESTONE & IMITATION PEARL BIB NECKLACE.
Vintage Arnold Scaasi Couture Crystal Pink Glass Earrings.
Vintage Arnold Scaasi Couture Crystal Pink Glass Earrings.
Vintage Arnold Scaasi Couture Blue Glass Beads Necklace.
Vintage Arnold Scaasi Couture Blue Glass Beads Necklace.
Scaasi Vintage Multicolor Gem Gold Statement Bib Necklace.
Scaasi Vintage Multicolor Gem Gold Statement Bib Necklace.
Barbra Streisand with her Oscar for her performance in “Funny Girl” in 1969.
Barbra Streisand with her Oscar for her performance in “Funny Girl” in 1969.
MULTI STRAND CABOCHON BEAD COLLAR.
MULTI STRAND CABOCHON BEAD COLLAR.
Scaasi Gold Chain Necklace with Pearls.
Scaasi Gold Chain Necklace with Pearls.