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Woman's dress

Black dress with longsleeved velvet bodice, silk plain weave belt and black and white tulle multi-layered skirt. Sleeves have black embroidery at bottom layer, and white cotton rosettes at the tip of sleeves and along the round, high neckline. Zipper and hook and eye clasp at center back. Bodice...

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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, originally designed Fall 1977

Object Place

New York, New York, United States


Center back: 153.5 cm (60 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Velvet; tulle; silk plain weave; cotton plain weave; metal


Textiles and Fashion Arts