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Woman's evening dress

American
Fall 1986
Designed by Arnold Scaasi (American, born in 1930), Worn by Gayfryd Steinberg


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Center back: 127 cm (50 in.)

Accession Number

2010.474

Medium or Technique

Silk satin weave; metallic lace; sequins; tulle; silk plain weave; plastic

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Black and yellow strapless dress with “sweetheart” neckline. Black and silver lace and tulle bodice with black, white, and silver sequins. Long yellow satin skirt with yellow bow at center front. Zipper at center back. Lined in black silk with layers of tulle petticoats. Boning in bodice and interior black and white label: ARNOLD SCAASI. Fall 1986, #1115.

Provenance

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