Woman's ensemble in two parts (dress and coat)

Fall 1958
Designed by Arnold Scaasi (American, (1930-2015))

Object Place: New York, New York, United States


Dress: Center back: 213.4 cm (84 in.) Coat: Center back: 107 cm (42 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Dress: Silk satin weave with metallic patterning wefts; silk plain weave; tulle; metal. Coat: Silk satin weave with metallic patterning wefts; silk satin weave; metal

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Short strapless yellow dress patterned with large gold metallic flowers, yellow bow at center of neckline. Zipper and hook and eye closure at center back. Bodice is lined in off-white silk with boning and skirt is lined in off-white tulle with layers of tulle petticoats. Coat: Yellow silk 3/4 sleeve coat with gold floral patterning and four covered buttons (two rows of two) just below neckline. Lined in light green silk satin with interior label “Scaasi.”


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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