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Woman's dress

Brown short dress with boat neckline, long sleeves with side zippers, left bodice and sleeve plain weave crepe wool (brown), right bodice and sleeve in brown velvet, dropped waistline curves in "v" in front, gathers at waist left side of skirt in velvet, right side in crepe wool with hidden...

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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 1989

Object Place

New York, New York, United States


Center back: 93 cm (36 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Velvet; wool plain weave (crepe); silk plain weave; metal


Textiles and Fashion Arts