Woman's evening dress

Fall 1969
Designed by Arnold Scaasi (American, born in 1930), Worn by Barbra Streisand (American, born in 1942)

Object Place: New York, United States


Center back: 156.2 cm (61 1/2 in.) Center front: 128.3 cm (50 1/2 in.) Costume: 34 1/2 x 28 in. (87.6 x 71.1 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk and metallic plain weave; discontinuous supplementary weft patterning; continuous supplementary warp (?) patterning; metal; silk satin weave

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Dark purple and gold Indian inspired dress with high waistline. Band of gold, purple, and sequins along neckline and cuffs of short sleeves. Skirt and bodice with large gold and sequin squares outlining circular brocaded motifs. Slit pockets along each side. Bands of gold and sequin patterning along sides of skirt and gold band along hemline. Zipper at center back lined in purple crepe/silk satin, two dark red petticoats, one with a gold and orange band with sequins along the hem.


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


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