Woman's dress

American
Fall 1989
Designed by Arnold Scaasi (American, born in 1930)


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Center back: 93 cm (36 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4105

Medium or Technique

Velvet; wool plain weave (crepe); silk plain weave; metal

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Brown short dress with boat neckline, long sleeves with side zippers, left bodice and sleeve plain weave crepe wool (brown), right bodice and sleeve in brown velvet, dropped waistline curves in “v” in front, gathers at waist left side of skirt in velvet, right side in crepe wool with hidden pocket. Back matches front with center back metal zipper, metal hook and eye. Inside hem finish with plain weave silk bias tape, bodice fully lined to sleeves in plain weave silk. Extra layer of silk in skirt for body/stability. Interior label: “ARNOLD SCAASI”

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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