When one thinks of fashion designers these days, one imagines those demented souls who create bizarre abstract sculptures out of the female form - examples here
, and here
. (One wonders if such stuff is ever seen anywhere other than a fashion show runway.) Most people have better fashion sense. They want to look attractive, not startling. High fashion traditionally sought elegance, and the greatest and most popular designers, Oleg Cassini included, never swayed from that goal to follow modernish fads that subtracted from beauty.
Rest in peace.
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