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Spectacular early 1960s 2-piece party dress set from American couturier Arnold Scaasi! The deep red silk chiffon skirt is complemented by the fabulous raised floral tapestry brocade bodice and bolero jacket in browns, grayish blue and red with a beige/tan background. The dress is styled with a deep seductive plunging scoop tapestry bodice that curves down the sides. From the bodice flows the very full gathered deep red silk double layered chiffon skirt. The bodice is darted and lined with red silk chiffon and the skirt is lined with thin silk. Dress closes with a hidden back metal zipper and top eye/hook.

The ¾ length cropped bolero jacket is made of the same tapestry brocade as the dress bodice and is also lined with red silk chiffon! Dress is tagged “Scaasi-boutique for Martini” along with a union tag and a dated style tag that reads “AUG 26, 1963!” I was told this dress set had belonged to Liberaci’s neice!

*Pictured with crinoline underneath – not included in sale*
**Red is deeper in person. Pictures are slightly saturated**

Condition: Near excellent! There is a small tear in the chiffon skirt at hem, a few minor snags and the lightest pink hue under the armpits.

Dress Size: Bust measures 34” around (can accommodate a larger cup size). Waist measures 26” around. Hips are free. From shoulder seam to hem, dress measures approximately 39” to side hem and 40.5” to center hem of skirt.

Bolero Jacket Size: Open sizing as the jacket is left open without closures. From back neckline to hem, bolero jacket measures approximately 16.5” in length.

***A ton more pics available on my facebook page or via email***
Please note: shipping cost INCLUDES insurance.

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About Arnold Scaasi (Courtesy of VFG): “Arnold Scaasi was born Arnold Isaacs in Montreal, Canada. He left school at fourteen in order to travel to Australia to visit an aunt, and upon his return to Montreal he attended the Cotnoir-Capponi Design School. For his last year of school he went to Paris and studied at the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne. In 1953 he left Paris for New York. Upon arrival in the city he called Charles James, who ended up offering him a job.

He worked with James for a while and also freelanced and made clothing for private clients. He also did made to order work for companies to use in advertising, and it was for one of these ads, Body by Fisher, that he reversed his last name and became Scaasi for the first time.

In 1956 Scaasi did his first ready-to-wear collection, which was an success. He made extravagant clothing for many of the country’s most famous women, including First Ladies, actresses and socialites.

“I am not a minimalist designer! Clothes with some adornment are more interesting to look at and more fun to wear.” Scaasi

Scaasi dressed famous women such as Barbara Streisand, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Crawford along with many of the First Ladies and more!

Check out this article by the Boston Globe on the Scaasi exhibit held at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts: http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/fashion/articles/2010/09/30/couturier_to_stars_arnold_scaasis_designs_are_on_exhibit_at_the_museum_of_fine_arts/

1960s Arnold Scaasi Dress & Bolero Set, 60s Red Chiffon Floral Tapestry Formal Cocktail Wedding Party Evening Dress Bolero Jacket, Bombshell


Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: floral tapestry carpet brocade, silk chiffon, silk, arnold scaasi, cropped bolero jacket
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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