Woman's ensemble in two parts (coat and dress)

American
Spring 1962
Designed by Arnold Scaasi (American, born in 1930)


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Center back (coat): 92 cm (36 1/4 in.) Center back (dress): 92 cm (36 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2010.663.1-2

Medium or Technique

Wool twill weave; silk twill weave (crepe); silk plain weave; plastic zipper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Chartreuse or “lettuce” green “Parade” coat of wool twill with short, curved sleeves, no collar, and four front false flap pockets (two at chest, two at hips). Closes with hook and eye at waist. Back vent. Lined in black silk crepe, twill woven. Labelled at center back neck: “Scaasi” Label at right proper side seam: “NAN DUSKIN / Philadelphia”
Black silk crepe sleeveless cocktail dress with wide bateau neckline, pleated skirt, and attached self sash at waist. Partially lined in black silk plain weave. Closes at center back with zipper. Labelled at back right: “Scaasi”

A version of the coat appeared on the cover of the May, 1962 issue of Vogue.

Provenance

June 2010, purchased from main line Philadelphia family by Katy Kane, New Hope, PA; purchased from Katy Kane by the MFA (Accession date: September 22, 2010)

Credit Line

Arthur Tracy Cabot Fund