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Woman's dress

Long black evening gown with black silk bodice with off-the shoulder neckline and long sleeves (short zipper at bottom of each sleeve), as well as a tiered skirt of black plastic netting (?) adorned with four black flower pins. Center back zipper with hook and eye clasp. Interior consists of...

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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 1987

Object Place

New York, New York, United States


Center back: 133 cm (52 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave; tulle; metal; plain weave plastic netting (?)


Textiles and Fashion Arts