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Woman's evening dress

Black and white strapless evening dress with alternating rows of black lace and sequins, and white feathers. Wide black lace and sequin band at waist. Zipper at center back with hook and eye closure. Lined in white silk with interior boning at bodice, 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, Spring 1987

Object Place

New York, New York, United States


Center back: 133 cm (52 3/8 in.) Center front: 147.3 cm (58 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Synthetic (?) machine made lace; silk plain weave; feathers; sequins; metal


Textiles and Fashion Arts