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

American
Fall 1982
Designed by Arnold Scaasi (American, born in 1930)


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Dress Center back: 147 cm (57 7/8 in.) Stole Length x width: 286 x 88 cm (112 5/8 x 34 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4030.1-2

Medium or Technique

Dress: Silk plain weave; tulle; metal. Stole: Silk plain weave.

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Dress: Turquoise silk taffeta strapless evening dress with ruching at bodice and three tiered “pouf” skirt. Interior bodice is boned and lined in silk plain weave. Layers of blue tulle at hemline. Zipper at center back of bodice with two hook and eye closures on skirt. Stole: Light purple and bright green silk taffeta evening wrapper.

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