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Woman's evening dress

Spring 1985
Designed by Arnold Scaasi (American, (1930-2015)), Worn by Gayfryd Steinberg

Object Place: New York, New York, United States


Center back: 140 cm (55 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk damask; silk plain weave (organza); silk plain weave; metallic embroidery; silk tulle; plastic

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Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Golden yellow short sleeve evening dress with dropped waistline, floral and arabesque patterning trimmed with metallic silver embroidery along neckline and on sleeves and skirt. Yellow organza underskirt. Center back zipper. Interior lined in yellow silk. Layers of tulle petticoats. Interior black and white label reads: 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