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Woman's evening dress

Long black off the shoulder evening dress with oversize puffy short sleeves, a black satin bodice, and brown satin skirt with black dotted tulle overlay scattered with large black velvet rosettes and small "jet" rhinestones/beads. Zipper at center back with hook and eye closure. Lined in black...

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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: 132 cm (51 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk satin weave; silk (?) velvet; tulle with discontinuous supplementary weft patterning; metal; plastic


Textiles and Fashion Arts