Cassini in 1962
|Born||Oleg Cassini Loiewski
April 11, 1913
|Died||March 17, 2006
Manhasset, New York, U.S.
A designer is like a doctor for a woman. He has a specific job, and if he is doing it well, he will have the gratitude of the woman for the rest of his life.
What is more important, the reality or the perception? I am perceived to be an important designer. It's enough for me.
Every time you choose a perfume, you are voting. And, of course, I hope you vote for me. Not only for my ego, but for my pocketbook. The more you buy, the more money I make.
A first date should be elegant. In comfortable surroundings. A place with excellent food, where you can talk easily and get to know each other.
A healthy mind and body are essential. No excesses. Proper food. The body is like a Rolls-Royce. With care, it could last 200 years. It's a dynamo; the more you use it, the more you recharge it.
Be mobile at all times, even if it causes you suffering or feelings of loneliness. Unless you're willing to do that, you're never going to get the bigger rewards.
At the very beginning of my career, when I opened my business in Italy, I was also a ranked tennis player. I had won many tournaments. To be an athlete was my first choice. Second choice: designer. However! There was more money in being a designer at that time.
I am neither the handsomest nor the richest nor the most powerful, but I've had the greatest women in the world.
I spent half my life being hurt. The leftovers of hurt are an automatic gesture, like a dog that salivates.
The best of life is to embark on an adventure with a woman interested in having an adventure with you.
Looks, health and elegance are what counts. Someone can look wonderful in a sweatsuit.
My philosophy is this: Do not tamper with the anatomy of a woman's body; do not camouflage it.
I've been around tennis, and I have a feeling for the sport. I still play tennis, and I can still do a lot of harm to a lot of people.
I was brought up in Florence, a beautiful medieval town whose rhythm is completely in antiquity.
Today's designers don't care if fashion has no relationship to human anatomy.