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Woman's dress

Floor length strapless evening gown with black velvet bodice and bow at center back, yellow asymmetrical (much longer in front than back) skirt of plain weave silk with long slit up center front, and black velvet underskirt. Center back zipper to bow, and top hook and eye clasp. Interior back...

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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, Spring 1989

Object Place

New York, New York, United States


Center back: 139 cm (54 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave; velvet; silk plain weave (tulle); metal


Textiles and Fashion Arts