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Woman's dress

Black off the shoulder dress with sheer overlay with (?) strips of black ribbon with "film strip" like patterning over a beige silk dress. Short puffy sleeves. Zipper and hook at eye at center back. Interior beige silk with boning in bodice and layers of off-white tulle attached at hem.


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 1987

Object Place

New York, New York, United States


Center back: 141 cm (55 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave; silk plain weave (gauze); plastic; silk tulle


Textiles and Fashion Arts