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Woman's ensemble


Object Place: New York, New York, United States


Center back (dress): 88 cm (34 5/8 in.) Center back (coat): 118 cm (46 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave, printed; silk plain weave; silk satin weave; tulle; metal

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Short strapless off-white silk taffeta cocktail dress patterned with navy and red polka dots, black bow at center front and “bubble” hemline. Zipper at center back. Interior lined in off-white silk with boning in bodice, off white waistband with hook and eye closure. Layers of off-white tulle between outside of the dress and lining. Red short sleeve silk coat with cape collar. Lined in off-white silk with navy and red polka dots.


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