Woman's dress

about 1990
Designed by Arnold Scaasi (American, born in 1930)

Object Place: New York, United States


Center back: 137 cm (53 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave, printed; synthetic plain weave (organza); silk plain weave; sequins

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Off-the-shoulder floor length long sleeve dress of wool printed with a design of arabesques in brown and green tones on a purple ground; zipper at center back and at each cuff. Fully lined in purple silk(?) plain weave (innner lining of synthetic organza). Embroidered allover with random pattern of irridescent sequins. Boned bodice. Hem stiffened with horsehair.


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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