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Woman's three piece ensemble (dress)

Fall 1990 couture
Designed by Arnold Scaasi (American, (1930-2015))


Center back: 89 cm (35 1/16 in.)

Medium or Technique

Wood; plastic; silk plain weave; wool plain weave (boucle); metal; leather

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Textiles and Fashion Arts



Suit of yellow and black tweed; dress of heavily beaded bodice with wood beads and red and green sequins in floral design with long sleeves that have side zipper vents, and a boat neckline. Natural waistline yellow and brown houndstooth print, boucle wool skirt with with a satin covered, leather belt and round buckle. Dress design creates appearance of a skirt and top but is attached. Two center back zippers; one on the bodice with one hook and eye and one on the skirt with two hooks and eyes. Bodice lined in black silk, and skirt lined in black chiffon.


Before 2009, in collection of the designer, Arnold Scaasi, New York City; gift of Scaasi to the MFA (Accession date: September 16, 2009)

Credit Line

Arnold Scaasi Collection-Gift of Arnold Scaasi
Made possible through the generous support of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf, anonymous donors, Penny and Jeff Vinik, Lynne and Mark Rickabaugh, Jane and Robert Burke, Carol Wall, Mrs. I. W. Colburn, Megan O'Block, Lorraine Bressler, and Daria Petrilli-Eckert


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