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Woman's dress

Black sequin, floor length evening dress with left side shoulder strap, and diagonally layered tiers of fabric. Zipper begins at front neckline and curves around the dress ending in the back (hidden by folds of fabric). Lined in black plain weave silk, boning in bodice.


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, Fall 1971

Object Place

New York, New York, United States


Center back: 134 cm (52 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave; plastic; metal


Textiles and Fashion Arts