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Woman's evening dress

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Dark purple and gold Indian inspired dress with high waistline. Band of gold, purple, and sequins along neckline and cuffs of short sleeves. Skirt and bodice with large gold and sequin squares outlining circular brocaded motifs. Slit pockets along each side. Bands of gold and sequin patterning...

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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 1969

Object Place

New York, New York, United States


Center back: 156.2 cm (61 1/2 in.) Center front: 128.3 cm (50 1/2 in.) Costume: 34 1/2 x 28 in. (87.6 x 71.1 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Silk and metallic plain weave; discontinuous supplementary weft patterning; continuous supplementary warp (?) patterning; metal; silk satin weave


Textiles and Fashion Arts