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Woman's evening dress

Fall 1983
Designed by Arnold Scaasi (American, (1930-2015)), Worn by Gayfryd Steinberg

Object Place: New York, New York, United States


Center front: 153.7 cm (60 1/2 in.) Center back: 132.1 cm (52 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk satin weave with synthetic velvet appliqué; synthetic plain weave lining

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Black and pink short sleeve evening dress with black velvet bodice, dropped waistline, and bright pink skirt appliquéd with black velvet bows (?). Reverse has v-neckline with row of buttons down center back covering a zipper. Lined in black silk. Layers of black tulle petticoats.


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