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Woman's dress

Longsleeve (with zipper at bottom of sleeve) gray wool dress with boat-neckline and pleated shoulders. Radiating pleats from the left side seam. Eight buttons covered in gray wool up the entire center back over (and hiding) zipper and hook and eye clasp. Lined in gray silk. Fall 1987 Made to...

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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: 103 cm (40 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave; silk plain weave; metal


Textiles and Fashion Arts