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Woman's dress

Long white strapless evening dress with embroidered red, pink, purple, green, orange, yellow, and gold flowers. Asymmetrical waistline and hem with visible layers of black tulle petticoats at the left hem. Zipper and hook and eye closure along right side. Lined in white silk plain weave with...

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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 1988

Object Place

New York, New York, United States


Center back: 138 cm (54 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk satin with silk and metallic embroidery; tulle; silk plain weave


Textiles and Fashion Arts