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Arnold Scaasi archival material

mid 20th–early 21st century
Arnold Scaasi (American, (1930-2015))

Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Mixed media

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art


Special collections

Archival material from the couture and ready-to-wear designer Arnold Scaasi (1930-2015). The material covers his career from 1955-2008 and includes 57 press albums dating from 1955-2008; 70 video tapes from runway shows covering the period from 1986-1994; cost books from 1969-1994; and patterns.


Before 2009, in collection of Arnold Scaasi, New York City; purchased from Scaasi by the MFA (Accession date: September 16, 2009)

Credit Line

Arnold Scaasi Archive—Museum purchase with funds donated by anonymous donors, Penny and Jeff Vinik, Lynne and Mark Rickabaugh, Jane and Robert Burke, Carol Wall, Mrs. I.W. Colburn, Megan O'Block, Lorraine Bressler, and Daria Petrilli-Eckert