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Woman's evening dress

Pink and black polkadot dress with off the shoulder v neckline and drop waist. Full skirt with applied black velvet ribbon bows. Center back zipper with hook and eye. One bow pinned to back of dress. Lined in pink silk with boning in the bodice. Interior Label: "ARNOLD SCAASI"


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, Spring 1987

Object Place

New York, New York, United States


Center back: 86.4 cm (34 in.) Center front: 78.7 cm (31 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave, printed; velvet; silk satin weave; metal; plastic


Textiles and Fashion Arts