Count Oleg Cassini Loiewski was born in Paris in 1913, was raised in Italy, he came to the United States in 1936, where in the 1940s he designed costumes for Twentieth-Century Fox and other Hollywood studios. After returning to New York, he designed elegant ready-to-wear dresses, while continuing to design for television and Broadway musicals. In the 1960s, he became the official designer to Jacqueline Kennedy, the wife of President Kennedy, creating the Camelot look that became synonymous with well-crafted style. He was known for such looks as the sheath and A-line dress, the turtleneck look for men, and the Nehru jacket. He continues to be an active designer while pursuing such varied interests as car and harness racing. He was a notorious ladies man and was said to have won the hearts of Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, Gene Tierney (who eventually married him), and Anita Ekberg to name a few.