image: Arnold Scaasi (American, born Canada, 1931). Evening Ensemble, 1961. Cream silk satin printed with red and black polka dots, red barathea. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Kay Kerr, 1965 (2009.300.391a–b)
this dress is at the brooklyn museum for the american high style: fashioning a national collection exhibit. in light of the premiere of mad men season three this week, i thought it was appropriate. it feels like something betty draper would wear "lounging" around her house, smoking her cigs, waiting for don.
see more ensembles by american designers at the brooklyn museum here.