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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: 127 cm (50 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



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.


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