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Woman's evening dress

Black velvet off the shoulder evening dress with short sleeves and dropped waistline. Velvet is patterened with gold metallic embroidered scrolling motifs. Zipper at center back. Skirt is supported by layers of tulle petticoats. Lined in black silk with interior boning in bodice.


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 1989

Object Place

New York, New York, United States


Center back: 141 cm (55 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts