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Christmas 1936, the day Oleg Cassini arrived in New York, was the beginning of a new fashion era. His sparse possessions as described in his autobiography consisted of a tuxedo, two tennis rackets, a title and talent. Born with the title of Count, the son of a Countess and the grandson of the Russian Ambassador to the United States, Cassini lived an intriguing life. It’s no surprise that he would follow in his mother’s footsteps by going into the fashion industry which made him an award winning fashion designer for the stars.