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"
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)
Gift of Caryl Engleman Kligfeld and Nancy Engleman Katz in honor of Claire Scheib Engleman
American, Summer 1959
Center back: 82.6 cm (32 1/2 in.) Measured to point of the V opening.
Medium or Technique
Printed silk plain weave (shantung)