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Sensational Scaasi 1980s Red Off The Shoulder Dress


Legendary Canadian designer Arnold Scaasi opened his first couture salon in 1964. Known for his feminine, glamorous, and colorful designs, he received many prestigious fashion honors including a CFDA Lifetime Achievement award and a Coty award. He designed dresses for first ladies and Hollywood stars including the likes of Laura Bush, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Crawford, and Barbara Striesand, and his work has been featured in renowned museums worldwide.

This sensational off-the-shoulder dress embodies what was great about Scaasi’s work. Done in scarlet silk, this jaw-droppingly beautiful dress exudes a compelling aura of old Hollywood glamor. The bodice begins with a deep off-the-shoulder V neckline that frames the delecotage. The interior of the bodice is boned to maintain its long corset shape, while the exterior is constructed of layered tiers of silk that give it a pleasing rhythm and visual movement of its own.

Size: 6 US

Size estimate: SML/Med


Bust: 34

Waist: 28

Length: 55 inches

The skirt is nice and full and falls from a classic basque waistline to a maxi length just above the ankles. The wide tiered hem mirrors the bodice, drawing the dress together visually while box pleats at the skirt showcase the gleaming red silk to perfection, elevating this dress to a work of art. A special addition to the discerning fashion lover’s wardrobe, this Scaasi confection is meant for the spotlight and is sure to turn heads for many years to come.

This 1980s Arnold Scaasi dress is fully lined in red silk and has a concealed back zip and eye and hook closures. The interior of the bodice is boned and the skirt has five layers of netted tulle and a weighted hem in the lining that helps it retain its shape. In very good condition with light wear.

This dress has been cleansed with obsidian and sage to ensure that you are welcoming a bright new energy into your home, and has also been professionally eco dry cleaned and pressed. High-quality pieces like this are yours to live in and love while increasing in value every year. It’s never too soon to start collecting them, as an investment in your wardrobe—and in yourself.

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