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Woman's ensemble in two parts (dress and coat)

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Coat: Red satin mid-calf length coat with long sleeves, princess seams (in front and back) and a full skirt. Lined in off-white satin weave silk with red and green floral ikat print. Dress: Off-white strapless dress with green and red floral pattern ikat.


1958, designed by Arnold Scaasi, New York City, for Helen Lee; by 1990, for sale at Spink & Sons, London; 1990, purchased by Arnold Scaasi, New York City, from Spink [see note 1]; 2009, gift of Scaasi to the MFA (Accession date: September 16, 2009) NOTE: 1. See "Eye Scoop," Women's Wear Daily, 1990, copy in curatorial file

Credit Line

Arnold Scaasi Collection-Gift of Arnold Scaasi Made possible through the generous support of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf, anonymous donors, Penny and Jeff Vinik, Lynne and Mark Rickabaugh, Jane and Robert Burke, Carol Wall, Mrs. I. W. Colburn, Megan O'Block, Lorraine Bressler, and Daria Petrilli-Eckert


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American, 1958

Object Place

New York, New York, United States


Dress: Center back: 93 cm (36 5/8 in.). Coat: Center back: 110.5 cm (43 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Dress: Metal; plastic; tulle; silk satin weave, ikat; silk plain weave. Coat: silk plain weave; satin weave silk, ikat


Textiles and Fashion Arts