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Woman's evening dress

Fall 1986

Object Place: New York, New York, United States


Center front: 138.4 cm (54 1/2 in.) Center back: 129.5 cm (51 in.) Bust: 31 1/2"

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk satin and rayon velvet

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Golden yellow and black off the shoulder evening dress with side flounces and fullness in back. Zipper at center back. Lined in yellow silk with layers of tulle petticoats. Interior boning in bodice and 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