Woman's evening dress

American
about 1970
Designed by Arnold Scaasi (American, born in 1930)


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Center back: 114.3 cm (45 in.) Center front: 126.4 cm (49 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4023

Medium or Technique

Velvet; plastic; metal; silk plain weave organza; silk plain weave crepe

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

One- shoulder asymmetrical necklined dress in black sheer organza with sewn on velvet pieces of fabric creating a horizontal wavy design. Velvet is bordered by clear jewels. Center back zipper and hook and eye closure. Lined in black plain weave silk crepe with boning in bodice. Added layer of nude fabric in bodice for modesty and skirt lined with nude silk that shows through the sheer organza.

Provenance

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

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