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Woman's dress

Black organdy one shoulder dress with embroidered white dots, off-white silk (crepe?) bow at natural waist, and asymmetrical hemline. Zipper at center back. Interior (attached bodice and shorts) lined in black silk with boning along back of bodice. Scaasi #1915, Spring 1971


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 1971

Object Place

New York, New York, United States


Center back: 145 cm (57 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave; metal


Textiles and Fashion Arts