CASSINI-Oleg passed March 17, 2006 in Long Island. Born on April 11, 1913 in Paris, France to the Count and Countess Loiewski-Cassini. Oleg Cassini has received countless awards and accolades for his beautiful and romantic collections and for bringing American fashion to the world stage with his work for the First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, and many glamorous film stars including Kim Bassinger, Grace Kelly (to whom he was engaged), and Gene Tierney (his former wife). He is survived by his loving wife Marianne, president of Oleg Cassini, Inc. (a former fashion model and cover girl), and daughters Daria and Christina, grandchildren Jasmina, Sedric, Alexander, Delphina; nieces Marina, Lee, Conner, Diana, Daniella; nephews Alexander, Nicholas, Demitri, Robbie, Brendan-Oleg, Sean, Robert, James, Michael; and all his beloved animals. Oleg is recognized as a great humanitarian by the Humane Society of the United States and was awarded his own charity C.A.R.E. by the Humane Society. The wake will be held on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 from 5PM to 8PM at the Frank E. Campbell ``The Funeral Chapel'' 1076 Madison Ave at 81 St, NY, NY 10028. A Funeral Mass will be said on Thursday, March 23, 2006 at 11AM, Our Lady of the Sign-Russian Orthodox Church of America, 75 E. 93 St, NY, NY 10028. 212534-1601. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Oleg Cassini C.A.R.E., ``Cassini Animal Rescue'', The Humane Society of the United States.
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Published in The New York Times from March 20 to March 22, 2006