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Woman's dress

Short black/dark red velvet long sleeve off the shoulder draped dress trimmed at collar with sable fur. Covered buttons down length of center back, over zipper and hook and eye closures. Separate, black lining/under dress with center back zipper and interior boning.


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

"Black Cherry"

American, Fall 1987

Object Place

New York, New York, United States


Center back: 72 cm (28 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Velvet; sable fur; silk plain weave


Textiles and Fashion Arts