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Woman's evening dress

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Bright pink velvet strapless evening dress with cutwork (?), embroidery, and sequins creating a floral motif. Pink satin panel attached at rear waistline extends below hemline of dress. Interior is lined in pink silk with boning in the bodice, and black and white label reads: ARNOLD SCAASI.


Before 2010, purchased by Gayfryd Steinberg, New York City; gift of Steinberg to the MFA (Accession date: June 16, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Gayfryd Steinberg

American, 1980s

Object Place

New York, New York, United States


Center back: 129.5 cm (51 in.) Center front: 142.2 cm (56 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Rayon velvet, cut and trimmed with crystals; silk plain weave bustle


Textiles and Fashion Arts