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Woman's dress

Navy cocktail dress with velvet drop waist bodice, u scoop neckline and short gathered sleeves. Short draped satin skirt and wide attached band. Large satin bow in back with center back zipper and hook and eye clasp. Lined in plain weave silk with layered tulle inside the skirt. Two labels:...

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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, 1980s

Object Place

New York, New York, United States


Center back: 89 cm (35 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk satin weave; tulle; silk plain weave; velvet; metal


Textiles and Fashion Arts