Calling Washington “not the real world” but “a media world,” Barbara Bush loathed information leakers and had met 67 heads of state before her husband became president.
After meeting Arnold Scaasi in the summer of 1962, Parker Ladd and the designer were pretty much inseparable.
Personal belongings, Billy Haines furniture and Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry will be among the items auctioned at Christie’s in New York.
About 200 of Arnold Scaasi’s friends and former clients, as well as his husband Parker Ladd and longtime assistant Glendina Weste, turned out Thursday afternoon at a memorial service for the designer, who died in August at age 85.
The memorial will include speakers such as Liz Smith and Barbara Taylor Bradford.