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Woman's evening dress

Fall 1986
Designed by Arnold Scaasi (American, (1930-2015)), Worn by Gayfryd Steinberg

Object Place: New York, New York, United States


Center back: 149 cm (58 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Tulle with embroidery; silk plain weave

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Black long sleeve lace evening dress with short hemline in front and long in back. Arms, shoulders, and plunging neckline are sheer with short beige slip dress lining remainder of dress. Large open keyhole in back with center back zipper beginning at the natural waist. Interior black and white 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