SCAASI DOWN THE AISLE: Arnold Scaasi's bridal designs for Eva Forsyth have rolled up some hot numbers for fall. A four-day trunk show at I. Kleinfeld, the famous Brooklyn bridal emporium, attracted about 450 brides-to-be, and 168 of them plunked down anywhere from $1,400 to $3,600 for wedding dresses from the newest collection. The event, held May 16-20, scored more than $300,000. Another trunk show, held June 8-10 at The Bride in Newport Beach, Calif., generated more than $150,000 with about 75 units sold. The top seller at both shows was a satin halter gown with beaded bodice and straps, which retailed for $1,900. About 20 units sold at Kleinfeld's and nine sold at The Bride. Scaasi's fall line will be shown at one more trunk show, a three-day event Aug. 3-5 at The Wedding Dress, Saks Fifth Avenue's bridal shop, which is a subsidiary of Kleinfeld's. Wedding Dress president Nancy Aucone said the Scaasi line is selling well this season because it is "very refined. "It has that touch of Scaasi glamour," she said, "but any beading is just highlighted around the face. It reflects the very clean look of fashion today."
VICTORIA HELPS SUSAN: Eveningwear firm Victoria Royal has launched a new line for fall--Vie by Victoria Royal--and will donate a portion of the profits to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research. Each label will bear a pink ribbon, and hangtags will tell of the donation and provide a toll-free number for the charity. The line wholesales for $99 to $200, about a third of the price of the company's top line. Chairman Alan Sealove projected $5 million in first-year sales for the collection, which is aiming for a younger customer with less elaborate, sexier styles, he said.
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