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Woman's evening dress

Spring 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.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk damask with cotton applique; silk plain weave; silk tulle

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Blue strapless dress with large scale appliqué patterning of white meandering vines and flowers. Zipper and hook and eye at center back. Lined in blue silk with interior boning in bodice, layers of tulle petticoats. Interior black and white label: 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