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Woman's evening dress

Fall 1986
Designed by Arnold Scaasi (American, (1930-2015)), Worn by Gayfryd Steinberg

Object Place: New York, New York, United States


Center back: 132.1 cm (52 in.) Center front: 139.7 cm (55 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk machine lace over synthetic silver metallic net; applied silver metallic lace, silk ribbon rosettes, synthetic leaves and feathers; mink trim; silk plain weave underdress and net underskirts

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



White and silver lace strapless evening dress trimmed with white mink and patterned with white feathers and rosettes. Zipper and hook and eye closures at center back. Interior lined in white silk with boning in bodice. Silk and tulle underskirts. Interior black and white label reads: ARNOLD SCAASI.


Before 2010, purchased by Gayfryd Steinberg, New York City; gift of Steinberg to the MFA (Accession date: June 16, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Gayfryd Steinberg