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Woman's dress

Yellow floor-length evening gown with pleating at scooped neckline and round overlay drapery across the back neckline. Center back slit midway up dress; center back zipper and hook and eye clasp at the back top.


Before 2009, in collection of the designer, Arnold Scaasi, New York City; gift of Scaasi to the MFA (Accession date: September 16, 2009)

Credit Line

Arnold Scaasi Collection-Gift of Arnold Scaasi Made possible through the generous support of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf, anonymous donors, Penny and Jeff Vinik, Lynne and Mark Rickabaugh, Jane and Robert Burke, Carol Wall, Mrs. I. W. Colburn, Megan O'Block, Lorraine Bressler, and Daria Petrilli-Eckert


© Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

American, Spring 1991 made to order collection

Object Place

New York, New York, United States


Center back: 126 cm (49 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave; metal


Textiles and Fashion Arts