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Woman's evening dress with shawl

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Strapless evening dress patterned with rows of black, white, and metallic "petals." Zipper and hook and eye at center back. Bodice lined in white silk and skirt in black silk. Layers of black tulle petticoats. Interior label: ARNOLD SCAASI. Black shawl patterned with rows of black, white, and...

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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, Spring/Summer 1986

Object Place

New York, New York, United States


Center back (dress): 132.1 cm (52 in.) Center front (dress): 139.7 cm (55 in.) Length x width (shawl): 154 x 50.8 cm (60 5/8 x 20 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave with synthetic plain weave appliques and fused metallic polyester paillettes and crystals


Textiles and Fashion Arts