$950 Scaasi taffeta cocktail dress, late 1950s. Although Scaasi is known as a superb colorist, he shows here that he can do the LBD with equal mastery. The effect is based on his finely honed sense of shape. Made from black silk taffeta, the only adornment is a large velvet rose at the deep "V" of the front neckline. With the signature off-the-shoulder neckline, draped torso and sculpted skirt, this stunner makes a sophisticated, dramatic fashion statement.