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Woman's ensemble

Fall 1992
Designed by Arnold Scaasi (American, 1930–2015), Worn by Gayfryd Steinberg

Object Place: New York, New York, United States


Center back (dress): 74.3 cm (29 1/4 in.) Center front (dress): 82.6 cm (32 1/2 in.) Other (dress, bust): 81.3 cm (32 in.) Length (belt): 81.3 cm (32 in.) Center front (jacket): 53.3 cm (21 in.) Center back (jacket): 62.5 cm (24 5/8 in.) Other (jacket, bust): 88.9 cm (35 in.) Other (jacket, underarm seam - sleeve length): 45.1 cm (17 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk satin weave, lace; rhinestones, silk plain weave

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Short strapless dress with black lace bodice and white satin skirt pattered with black lace rosettes with rhinestone leaves and stems. Zipper at center back of bodice and skirt. Bodice with interior boning, lined in beige silk, interior label reads: ARNOLD SCASSI. Skirt lined in white silk.

Black satin belt trimmed with rhinestones. Reverse embossed in gold: SCAASI.

Off-white jacket patterned with black lace rosettes with rhinestone stems and leaves. Rhinestone covered buttons down center front. Lined in black silk satin with black and white interior 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