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Woman's evening dress

Floor-length black lace, scalloped and tiered evening gown with right shoulder strap adorned with 3D lace and tulle rosettes and silver sequins. Tiers decorated with swirling silver sequin designs. Center back zipper with hook and eye and six snaps up bodice. Interior lined with nude silk plain...

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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 1990

Object Place

New York, New York, United States


Center back: 129 cm (50 13/16 in.) Center front: 133.4 cm (52 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk lace; silk plain weave; tulle; plastic; metal


Textiles and Fashion Arts