Sleeved waistcoat, fabric: England, garment: America, c. 1759. Flame-orange figured silk with an abstract feather/scroll and leaf design. The dense embroidery consists of silver metallic threads over stiffened paper scroll cut-outs, appliquéd onto the ground fabric, silver buillion embroidery, pailletes and flattened strips decorate the wooden buttons.
Cocktail dress Designer: Arnold Scaasi (American, born Montreal, Canada, 1931) Date: ca. 1958 Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 44 in. (111.8 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Kay Kerr, 1965