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Woman's evening dress

Long evening dress patterned with large purple and silver flowers surrounded by greenery. High straight neckline with short puffy sleeves, stiffened with interfacing. Zipper down center back. Back is gathered at knee area with large bow. Lined in silver plain weave, printed textile selvedge...

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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: 155 cm (61 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave, printed; silk plain weave; silk tulle


Textiles and Fashion Arts