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Woman's dress

Fall 1961
Designed by Arnold Scaasi (American, (1930-2015))

Object Place: New York City, New York, United States


Center back: 78.1 cm (30 3/4 in.) Center front: 83.8 cm (33 in.) Costume: 11 1/4 x 10 13/16 in. (28.5 x 27.5 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave (chiffon), metal

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Dark blue sleeveless dress with fitted bodice and full skirt with asymmetrical panel and hemline, and layers of green and blue chiffon. Metal zipper at center back. Interior bodice lined in blue silk with two weights at center back. Square black and white woven label reads: Scaasi.


February 28, 2010, purchased on eBay from a seller in California by Pamela Parmal, Providence, RI for the MFA (Accession date: April 14, 2010)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by the Textile and Costume Society, Museum of Fine Arts Boston