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Woman's cocktail dress

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Cocktail length dress made of shantung silk printed with colorful umbrella pattern. Bateau neck at front with deep V at back, drop shoulder with gathered sleeve cap; fitted bodice, with full skirt pleated at waist, zipper closure in back. Unlined. Label inside reads: "Scassi"

Provenance

1959, received by Claire Scheib Engleman from Arnold Scaasi; 2002, by inheritence her daughters Nancy Katz and Caryl Kligfeld; 2010, gift of Katz and Kligfeld to the MFA (Accession date: December 15, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Caryl Engleman Kligfeld and Nancy Engleman Katz in honor of Claire Scheib Engleman

American, Summer 1959

Dimensions

Center back: 82.6 cm (32 1/2 in.) Measured to point of the V opening.

Accession Number

2010.983

Medium or Technique

Printed silk plain weave (shantung)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes