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Woman's dress

Empire waist strapless evening gown with dark brown silk ruched bust and bow tied at upper back. Black silk bluson style, black velvet circular flounce and black interior tulle (showing at bottom). Interior is lined in black plain weave silk with boning at bodice. Center back sipper with hook...

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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 1984

Object Place

New York, New York, United States


Center back: 132 cm (51 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts