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Ball gown

Designer:
Arnold Scaasi (American, born Montreal, Canada, 1931–2015)
Date:
1955
Culture:
American
Medium:
silk, pelon, boning
Credit Line:
Gift of Miss Gillis MacGil, 1961
Accession Number:
C.I.61.6.1
Not on view
When he first arrived in New York in 1955, Scaasi worked for Charles James. From James, Scaasi developed his idea of the body as an armature for biomorphic geometry during the same era that Saint Laurent at Dior was creating the pure geometry of the trapeze.
Marking: [label] Scaasi
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Waist Not," March 30, 1994–August 21, 1994.

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