Woman's dress

Fall 1986
Designed by Arnold Scaasi (American, born in 1930)

Object Place: New York, United States


Center front: 138.4 cm (54 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk satin weave; silk plain weave; tulle; plastic boning and zipper; applied silk or synthetic flower

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Green silk strapless dress with curved front bodice and straight skirt in front, with large rear “bustle” below curved waist seam. Lower rear skirt is full and slightly trained. Applied bow of self fabric at back with silk rose attached in center. Fastens with hook and eyes and zipper. Layers of green and white tulle support the rear of the skirt. Main tubular front skirt is lined in green silk. Hem stiffened with horsehair (also in lining of skirt). Fall 1986 collection (without roses in back), #1161


The artist; 2010, gift of the artist to the MFA. (Accession date: September 22, 2010)

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


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