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Bright colored silk dress patterned with shades of yellow, orange, prink, and green large scale flowers. Short pouf sleeves, waistline at natural waist, skirt with bubble hemline that is shorter in font than in the back. Zipper at center back. Lined in red silk with boning in the bodice....

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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

Moonflower Dahlia

American, Spring 1987

Object Place

New York, New York, United States


Center back: 147 cm (57 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk twill weave, printed; silk plain weave; plastic; metal; tulle


Textiles and Fashion Arts