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Woman's evening dress

Black strapless silk plain weave (crepe) floor-length evening dress covered in jewels and pearls in a rose design with a sweetheart neckline in black velvet. Center back zipper with a hook and eye. Back neckline also in black velvet with a center back bow. Lined in black plainw eave silk in the...

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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, 1990s

Object Place

New York, New York, United States

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Velvet; plastic; silk plain weave (crepe); silk plain weave (chiffon); silk satin weave


Textiles and Fashion Arts