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

"Canary Soprano"

American
Spring 1988
Designed by Arnold Scaasi (American, born in 1930)


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Dress Center back: 124 cm (48 13/16 in.) Stole Length x width: 179 x 37 cm (70 1/2 x 14 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4027.1-2

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave; Ostrich (Struthio Camelus) feathers; tulle; metal

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Dress with blue and white gingham woven bodice and drop waist floor length, full skirt of tiered bright yellow ostrich feathers over yellow silk. Center back zipper up bodice and hook and eye clasp. Five inerior layers of pale yellow tulle over yellow silk plain weave lining with yellow silk lining in the bodice as well. Interior label, “ARNOLD SCAASI” Spring 1988 Couture, #2647; Stole: Rectangular shaped, tiered bright yellow ostrich feather covered stole. Back lined in bright yellow plain weave silk.

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

© Museum of Fine Arts, Boston