Woman's evening dress

American
1980s
Designed by Arnold Scaasi (American, (1930-2015)), Fabric by Ratti Group (Italian, founded in 1945)


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Center back: 155 cm (61 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4089

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave, printed; silk plain weave; silk tulle

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Long evening dress patterned with large purple and silver flowers surrounded by greenery. High straight neckline with short puffy sleeves, stiffened with interfacing. Zipper down center back. Back is gathered at knee area with large bow. Lined in silver plain weave, printed textile selvedge visible along interior center back and interior hemline, “RATTI Technologia Qualita.” Layers of tulle attached at hemline, interior label: “ARNOLD SCAASI.”

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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