After 55 years of dressing some of America’s most well-coiffed women, Arnold Scaasi has quietly shuttered the doors of his East 52nd Street made-to-order salon.
Known for his outspoken nature and highly social ways, Scaasi said he now prefers to relish his lifestyle of Palm Beach winters and extended Long Island summers interspersed with stays in his Beekman Place apartment. “I just think it was time. I thought 55 years was pretty good,” the 79-year-old designer said Monday. “I mean, I don’t feel older, but I know I’m getting older.”
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"