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Woman's evening dress

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White and silver lace strapless evening dress trimmed with white mink and patterned with white feathers and rosettes. Zipper and hook and eye closures at center back. Interior lined in white silk with boning in bodice. Silk and tulle underskirts. Interior black and white label reads: ARNOLD SCAASI.

Provenance

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

American, Fall 1986

Object Place

New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Center back: 132.1 cm (52 in.) Center front: 139.7 cm (55 in.)

Accession Number

2010.458

Medium or Technique

Silk machine lace over synthetic silver metallic net; applied silver metallic lace, silk ribbon rosettes, synthetic leaves and feathers; mink trim; silk plain weave underdress and net underskirts

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes