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Woman's evening dress

Black dress with black "velvety" and cut-pile shiny plastic textured polkadots. Off-the-shoulder neckline with rouched three quarter length sleeves, dropped waistline and knee-length skirt. Skirt has vertical lines of loose gathering and added black ribbon rosettes. Center back zipper and hook...

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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, 1980s

Object Place

New York, New York, United States


Center back: 91 cm (35 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave ;silk plain weave; plastic; metal; plastic pile


Textiles and Fashion Arts