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Woman's dress

Creme chiffon dress with a high, rounded collar, red applique heart pattern, cinched at the waist by a red silk satin weave belt (leather backed). Three silk cord bows adorn the center back of bodice. Center back metal zipper and two hook and eyes. Underneath the sheer dress is a silk creme lining.


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/Summer 1986

Object Place

New York, New York, United States


Center back: 101 cm (39 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave (chiffon); silk satin weave ; leather; plastic; metal; cording


Textiles and Fashion Arts