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Fashion Designer Oleg Cassini Dies


Fashion designer Oleg Cassini, who created glamorous costumes for Hollywood movie stars and a U.S. first lady, has died at the age of 92.

He died Friday at a New York City-area hospital, where he was being treated for a broken blood vessel in his head.

Cassini was born in 1913 in Paris and was raised in Italy, where he began his fashion career. He moved to the United States in 1936, and eventually landed in Hollywood. He created costumes for the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly and Gene Tierney, to whom he was briefly married.

Cassini later gained fame as the official designer for former U.S. first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, creating at least 300 outfits that made her one of the most admired and emulated women of the time.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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