Woman's evening dress

American
1980s
Designed by Arnold Scaasi (American, (1930-2015))


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Center back: 91 cm (35 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4076

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave ;silk plain weave; plastic; metal; plastic pile

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Black dress with black “velvety” and cut-pile shiny plastic textured polkadots. Off-the-shoulder neckline with rouched three quarter length sleeves, dropped waistline and knee-length skirt. Skirt has vertical lines of loose gathering and added black ribbon rosettes. Center back zipper and hook and eye. Lined in plain weave black silk and boned in the bodice. with interfacing at the neckline. Skirt has layered tulle inside and interfacing inside the hemline.

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

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