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Woman's dress

Strapless black evening gown with a "V" black satin neckline, black lace body with embroidered lattice pattern. Center back zipper with hook and eye clasp. Lined in black silk satin weave.


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, 1970s

Object Place

New York, New York, United States


Center back: 139.1 cm (54 3/4 in.) Center front: 129.5 cm (51 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk satin weave; silk lace; metal


Textiles and Fashion Arts