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Woman's ensemble in three parts (dress)

American
1980s
Designed by Arnold Scaasi (American, born in 1930)


Dimensions

Center back: 103 cm (40 9/16 in.)

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Day suit dress with black draped skirt and black wool bodice with windowpane design created with yellow ribbon, worn with yellow and black wool windowpane jacket with black leather belt. Dress has a boat neckline, long sleeves with side zippers and a wide waistband creating a skirt and top look. two center back zippers (one on skirt, one on bodice) with four hook and eye closures. Interior Label: “ARNOLD SCAASI”

Provenance

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

Copyright

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