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Woman's evening dress

Red/black velvet sleeveless evening dress with three dimensional velvet rosettes around collar and hem. Zipper at center back. Layers of tulle petticoats. Lined in black silk with interior boning in bodice. Interior label: "ARNOLD SCAASI." Fall 1988 Made to Order, #3567.


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: 128 cm (50 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts