1958 Arnold Scaasi Dress & Evening Coat Set Documented and Rare / Waist 28
💐 A B O U T
I am thrilled to present rare 1958 documented two piece set by designer Arnold Scaasi. It is truly a museum worthy piece of fashin history. In fact, the same coat in yellow appears at the MFA in Boston. Many of Scaasi's designs from this period are in permanent collections at the MET and other museums. This set is serious. This is a rare opportunity to own a true piece of vintage couture, from a master who studied and worked under the great Charles James.
This set came to me originally by the daughter of the original owner back in 2011. Her mother was a fashionista who owned three Scaasi couture dresses as well as a mind blowing collection of Bonnie Cashin. Truly a woman after my own heart! I was honored with being able to sell all three of her Scaasi couture dresses back in 2011. This one I sold to a friend and she has lovingly cared for it since. I am consigning it for her.
About the dress: This two piece silk brocade set is made of luxurious metallic silk brocade and is fully lined in ivory silk. The coat is trapeze in style and is fitted at the arms and shoulders and flares out to the hem. Four buttons at the neck. The dress is fitted at the bust and pleated at the center allowing the skirt to flow outward over the hips. The bodice has boning, a waist stay and is lined in ivory silk. Original metal zipper up the back.
*Please see notes below on condition, there is some oxidation that has occurred to the underarms of the dress.*
✂️ M E A S U R E M E N T S *
Total length: 49"
Material: metallic silk brocade, silk lining.
Condition: Very good with the exception of oxidation to the underarm area on the dress from being worn. The gold metallic in the fabric in that area has tarnished and darkened a bit. Please see close up detail pictures. There is some minor breaking to the silk underarm area of the coat that we will repair. A seam at the shoulder has opened and will be repaired prior to shipping. The set wears and presents beautifully and is a true work of art. Priced accordingly.
*All of our pieces are thoroughly inspected and repaired by our in house professional seamstress prior to shipping to ensure your garment is in ready to wear condition upon arrival.*
*Please compare measurements to a garment you currently own to ensure proper fit! Please note: most of our pieces are clipped to fit our dress forms (bust: 34" waist: 23").
LAYAWAY IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS ITEM
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