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Long sleeve blue evening dress. Velvet bodice with oversize shoulders, tapered sleeve with zipper at cuff. Asymmetrical waistline with silk bow at right hip and long silk satin skirt. Zipper at center back. Lined in dark blue silk with interior boning along bodice. Dark blue/black layers of silk...

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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, Fall 1989

Object Place

New York, New York, United States


Center back: 137.8 cm (54 1/4 in.) Bust: 30 1/2" Waist: 26 1/2"

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Medium or Technique

Silk satin weave; silk velvet; silk plain weave; metal


Textiles and Fashion Arts