Woman's dress

American
Fall 1989
Designed by Arnold Scaasi (American, born in 1930), Designed for Barbara Bush (American, born in 1925)


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Center back: 137.8 cm (54 1/4 in.) Bust: 30 1/2" Waist: 26 1/2"

Accession Number

2009.4026

Medium or Technique

Silk satin weave; silk velvet; silk plain weave; metal

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Long sleeve blue evening dress. Velvet bodice with oversize shoulders, tapered sleeve with zipper at cuff. Asymmetrical waistline with silk bow at right hip and long silk satin skirt. Zipper at center back. Lined in dark blue silk with interior boning along bodice. Dark blue/black layers of silk and tulle petticoats. (Sample of Barbara Bush’s inaugural gown)

Provenance

Arnold Scaasi Collection—Gift of Arnold Scaasi
Made possible through the generous support of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf, 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

Credit Line

Arnold Scaasi Collection—Gift of Arnold Scaasi
Made possible through the generous support of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf, 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

Copyright

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