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Woman's evening dress

One- shoulder asymmetrical necklined dress in black sheer organza with sewn on velvet pieces of fabric creating a horizontal wavy design. Velvet is bordered by clear jewels. Center back zipper and hook and eye closure. Lined in black plain weave silk crepe with boning in bodice. Added layer of...

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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, about 1970

Object Place

New York, New York, United States


Center back: 114.3 cm (45 in.) Center front: 126.4 cm (49 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Velvet; plastic; metal; silk plain weave organza; silk plain weave crepe


Textiles and Fashion Arts