Texture

Gown with Straw Rosettes

Description:
Designed by Arnold Scaasi, this gown is a favorite of research assistant Allie Malakoff ‘20. It is characterized as a “country square dancing dress.” The unique and contrasting textures of this gown combine a lace bodice with straw rosettes on a silk skirt. While these textures clash, Scaasi found a way to use textural contradiction to create elegance.
Attribution:
Arnold Scaasi
Date:
Spring 1982
Collection ID:
CCTC: 97.33.59
Notes:
Gift of Arnold Scaasi