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Woman's evening dress

Long black off the shoulder dress with velvet bodice, gathered tulle patterned with applied flowers with silver sequins and black and white plastic beads along neckline and waistband. Tulle skirt. Zipper and hook and eye closures at center back. Two tulle petticoats. Interior lined in black silk...

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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 1983

Object Place

New York, New York, United States


Center back: 136 cm (53 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk (?) velvet; tulle; silk plain weave; metallic sequins; plastic; metal


Textiles and Fashion Arts