Woman's ensemble in three parts (cape, trousers and cap)

Designed by Arnold Scaasi (American, (1930-2015)), Worn by Barbra Streisand (American, born in 1942)

Object Place: New York, New York, United States


Center back (cape): 64.1 cm (25 1/4 in.) Length (trousers at side seam): 1041.4 mm (41 in.) Length (cap): 30 cm (11 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool twill weave, printed; plastic appliqué; cotton plain weave; metal; synthetic (?) twill weave; wool felt; cotton

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Cape: Yellow, black and white wool short cape with collar patterned with bold zig-zag print and scattered black patent leather-like plastic applique. Five metal snaps down center front and hook and eye at collar. Black lining.
Trousers: Yellow, black and white wool bold zig-zag print and black patent leather-like plastic full leg wide flare trousers. Zipper and hook and eye center back.


Before 2009, in collection of the designer, Arnold Scaasi, New York City; gift of Scaasi to the MFA (Accession date: September 16, 2009)

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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