Exhibition Books

Scaasi: American Couturier

Pamela A. Parmal, with William DeGregorio

From his meteoric rise in the late 1950s through his heyday in the 1980s, Arnold Scaasi has remained one of the most distinctive and successful designers in American fashion. With his signature combination of elegance, flamboyance, surprising colors, and fine craftsmanship, Scaasi is both a bold American original and a couturier in the grand European tradition. This book presents the best of Scaasi’s fashions, offering sumptuous portraits of more than three dozen outfits, as well as numerous period photographs; unpublished sketches and clippings from Scaasi’s personal archives; and profiles of such famous clients as Barbra Streisand, Diahann Carroll, Mary Tyler Moore, Joan Rivers, Louise Nevelson, and Barbara Bush. A feast for fashion watchers and design aficionados, Scaasi: American Couturier contains all the glamour and thrill synonymous with the Scaasi label.