By Arnold Scaasi
Arnold Scaasi has been dressing legends for nearly 5 a long time. His enduring tenure as one of many world's leading style designers and tastemakers has afforded him tremendous shops of insider wisdom and firsthand views on an array of illustrious personalities who -- of their disparate arenas of high-wattage megastar and effect -- have outlined our modern notions of lady energy and glamour. right here, for the 1st time, Scaasi invitations readers into his glittering A-list realm as he recounts his intimate stories and interactions with larger-than-life woman icons who made their mark in spheres as different as politics, Hollywood, the track undefined, and excessive society.
Scaasi devotes each one bankruptcy to a selected girl or to a gaggle of ladies, together with "Broadway Girls," "New York Girls," and "Hollywood Girls." He stocks dozens of behind-closed-doors anecdotes exploring what makes those ladies tick. In candid prose, he remembers what they acknowledged and the way they acted, and most vital, bargains prepared observations of who they are surely beneath his creations. utilizing a privileged entrée into their inner most and public lives, Scaasi takes the degree in their effect at the international at large.
Here, readers will realize: Joan Crawford's fetish for cleanliness; the stunning Barbra Streisand's recognized Oscar evening outfit and her obsession with perfection; Mamie Eisenhower's staunch refusal to put on a bra; the bountiful charms of Joan Sutherland, the opera legend; Mary Tyler Moore's and Sophia Loren's detailed glamour; Rose Kennedy's prediction of a destiny girl president; Aretha Franklin's worry of flying; Scaasi's visits to the White residence to his pal and consumer Barbara Bush; his confrontations with Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe; and masses more!
Scaasi attire simply girls he really likes, so his stories are by no means mean-spirited. in its place they highlight the designer's marvelous interactions and sometimes poignant perceptions of Eleanor Roosevelt, Joan Rivers, Louise Nevelson, Natalie wooden, Hillary Clinton, and so on. The booklet is full of photos from the author's own scrapbooks and fond memories of a few of the world's most lovely, finished, and robust girls.
Women i've got Dressed (and Undressed!) is a trove of impossible to resist insider dish and a young, funny memoir of the main influential ladies of our time.
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Women I Have Dressed (and Undressed!) by Arnold Scaasi